Category «Interesting»

Ancient Town Discovered at the Bottom of Lake Sevan

Ancient Town Discovered at the Bottom of Lake Sevan

Archaeologists discovered the ruins of an ancient settlement at the bottom of Lake Sevan in Armenia. Experts think that it has been submerged underwater for thousands of years. According to the researchers, the underwater city contained “stone carved art, some kind of writing, burial places, and even large ‘concrete-like’ slabs that resemble streets.” At the …

Armenian Highland – Anthropological Data

Armenian Highland - Anthropological Data

Russian anthropologist V.V.Bounyak in his book ”Grania Annenica”· (Annenian Granium, P.H.) 1927, wrote: “Armenoid type (race) is known from the most early time and has wide dispersal in all regions of Mesopotamia, beginning from its South part up to source of Tigris and Euphrates, and further until West end of Anatolian peninsula, from the one …

The Influence of Ancient Armenians on Early Civilizations

The Influence of Ancient Armenians on Early Civilizations

A professor at Columbia University Boris Moisheson in his 2001 book “Armenoids in Prehistory” in detail describes the Armenians of the ancient world, as well as their influence on the earliest civilizations. He also mentions that the Old Testament tells a story of a branch of Armenians. Besides, he writes that the Armenoid people mastered …

Ancient Star Maps Come from the Armenian Highlands

Ancient Star Maps Come from the Armenian Highlands

Several scholars (W. Alcott, Camille Flammarion, and others) argue that some part of modern astronomical knowledge, for example, the division of the celestial sphere into constellations, comes from a territory mostly occupied by the Armenian Highlands. From this point of view, rock astronomical paintings of the 8th-1st millennia BC discovered in Armenia are of significant …

King Hayk’s Calendar – Ancient Armenia

King Hayk's Calendar - Ancient Armenia

Much more information is known about Armenian next old fixed calendar, called “Hayots Boun Tomar” (HBT) – Armenian Basic Calendar (ABC) started in 2492 BC by order of Armenian King Hayk (about 24932444 BC, P.H.), who had the title “Kesar”, Le. “Half AR”, “Half Sun”, “Half God”, because Armenian King was in the same time …

The Armenian-Torq Angegh, Basque-Torq, Tocharian-Torqu, Sumerian-Tor

The Armenian-Torq Angegh, Basque-Torq, Tocharian-Torqu, Sumerian-Tor

In Armenian, “tor” has two meanings – grandchild (with “torq” being the plural form), and rain. In Artsakh dialect, “tora kyalis (galis)” means “it is raining”. Interestingly, “tu(o)r” in Sumerian also means “rain”. The cuneiform symbol for “tor (tur)” is used to denote either its syllabic usage or the sign’s Sumerograms. It is used in …

The Great Flood Before Bible – The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Great Flood Before Bible – The Epic of Giglamesh

Being of Armenic or Armenid extraction, the Sumerians created one of the very first centers of civilization in the lower regions of Mesopotamia. Many scholars accept that Sumerians initially inhabited the Armenian Highlands before gradually descending first to Northern Mesopotamia and then further south. During their migration, Sumerians established cities of Ur (excavated by Sir …

The Armenian Highlands and Its Living Stones – Armenia and Armenians

The Armenian Highlands and Its Living Stones

Armenia and the Armenian Highlands are called a “mountain island” because they are positioned above the neighboring countries and feature magnificent mountain chains, picturesque plateaus, and extinct volcanos. In this land, Armenians, one of the oldest peoples in the world, have lived and developed since ancient times. The very first accounts of the Armenian Highlands and …

New Mysteries of Ani, Ancient Armenian City

New Mysteries of Ani, Ancient Armenian City

Lately, Turkish archaeologists published their discoveries made near the ancient Armenian capital, Ani (now located in the Turkish Kars Province). They include an irrigation network and storm channels connected to a vast chain of belowground tunnels dug beneath Ani. The ancient, powerful Ani, the capital of the state of the Armenian Bagratuni dynasty, now stands …

Misrepresentation of Ancient Written Sources and Testimonies Concerning Armenia (XIX-XX cc.)

Misrepresentation of Ancient Written Sources and Testimonies

Since the middle of the 19th century, as it was already mentioned, Armenia has been treated in completely another way. The reason was the new geopolitical conjuncture arising in the region. Driven by political expediency European countries like England, Germany and AustriaHungry were against the partition of Turkey and the formation of an Armenian State …

2000-Year-Old Plane Tree in Skhtorashen

2000-Year-Old Plane Tree in Skhtorashen

Not far from the village of Skhtorashen in Martuni district of the Republic of Artsakh, you can find a huge plane tree with an age of about 2035 years. Plane trees have been considered trees of life by ancient people. It is the oldest kind of a tree growing not only in Armenia but every …

Armenia, the Land of Noah (Video)

Armenia, the Land of Noah (Video)

The mysterious and attractive Armenia is located between the Black, Caspian, and Mediterranean seas. In the old days, Armenia was much larger and occupied an area of about 400,000 square kilometers. The current Republic of Armenia is located in the northeastern part of the Armenian Highlands. It borders with Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Turkey. For …