Category «Interesting»

The Song of Roland

The Song of Roland

The 9th-11th-century epic the Song of Roland, which is quite known in Europe, was based on the historical events of an earlier epoch, more precisely, the period during the reign of the King of the Franks Charlemagne. The epic tells about the assault of the Saracens on the French regiment, which has been returning from …

Indo-European Tribes, the Descendants of Heracles?

Indo-European Tribes, the Descendants of Heracles?

Here is one interesting fact which occurs in ancient written sources and refers to the tribes involved in migration. In ancient written sources, some tribes-participants of migration (Etruscans, Celts, Germans, Slavs) are considered the descendants of Heracles. Those tribes lived around the time of the Trojan War (about the middle of the 13th century BC). …

The Byzantine Empire, a State of Armenians and Greeks

The Byzantine Empire, a State of Armenians and Greeks

A Canadian scientist Cherenis thinks that the Byzantine Empire of the Macedonian dynasty can be defined as a “Greek-Armenian” power. “It was “Greek” because its civilization remained Greek and “Armenian” since the element that controlled its fate and provided most of its defensive forces was largely of Armenian origin. Moreover, it was a role of …

Armenia, a Country Without Slavery

Armenia, a Country Without Slavery

While describing slave-owning in the world history, some historians mistakenly attribute the existence of a slave system to Armenia. But even these historians speak about slavery in Armenia reservedly. Some point to the short duration of the slave period as a result of the rapid transition from generic government to feudalism while others indicate the …

The Mystery of the Anomaly of the Mount Aragats

The Mystery of the Anomaly of the Mount Aragats

Armenian scientists are struggling to solve the secret of the mountain road on the way to Mount Aragats, where the 7th-century Amberd fortress is located. The correspondent of the TV channel “MIR 24” Anna Harutyunyan visited the site and saw everything with her own eyes. There are legends about this mountain route. On the Internet, …

The History of the Kerakhach, the Armenian Swastika

The History of the Kerakhach, the Armenian Swastika

A variation of the winged crosses – swastikas is the Armenian Kerakhach. It symbolized the patronage of the dragon fighter, the fearless, courageous, and the victorious hero Vahagn. In the end, Kerakhach became his victorious symbol personifying struggle and victory. In the Armenian epic “Sasuntsi David”, Kerakhach is denoted “paterazma khach” (“pa” – father, “ter” …

Armenians and Etruscans

One of the most ancient people of Europe are the Etruscans (their self-name is Rassena, Rasna), the oldest settlers of the Apennine peninsula. In the 1st millennium BC, they already lived in its northwestern part between the Arno and Tiber rivers. In the old days, this territory was called Etruria (now Tuscany). These ancient people …

Armenia, The Homeland of the Sumerians?

Armenia, The Homeland of the Sumerians?

How and where did the great Sumerian civilization come from? Many scientists have been and are still struggling to solve the mystery of the origin of this unique civilization, but riddles still remain, there are a lot of questions the answers to which have not been found yet. The author of the article published below, …

Old Pre-Sumerian Rock Carvings – Ukhtasar, Armenia

Old Sumerian Rock Carvings – Ukhtasar, Armenia

Rock carvings dating at the 5th-9th millennia BC were discovered in Armenia. The unencrypted petroglyphs are considered Pre-Sumerian. In the opinion of an English astronomer Olcott, people who invented the ancient constellation figures lived between 36 ° and 42 ° northern latitudes, presumably in the area near Mount Ararat and in the Euphrates River valley. …

Armenia in the Bible

Armenia in the Bible

The information about Armenia in the Bible has exceptional value because it relates to the most fateful events of mankind, the creation of the world and the rebirth of mankind after the Great Flood. It tells how the Lord created mankind in Eden, the Paradise, from which the four rivers, Euphrates, Tigris, Pishon, and Geon, …

Dutch Engravings of the Armenian Alphabet

A talented Dutch illustrator, engraver, and poet of the late 17th century and early 18th century Jan Luyken lived and worked in Amsterdam. His engravings created for the cartographic 5-volume atlas “The New Marine Torch” published in 1681 as well as illustrations for the books “The Mirror of the Martyrs or the Bloody Theater” (1685) …

Previously Unseen Images of Ani

Previously Unseen Images of Ani

In Armenia, it is forbidden (by the Russian border troops) to take photographs of Ani from the Armenian side of the border. It is also prohibited to photograph two 3D models of Ani in Yerevan – the three-dimensional model of the ruins of Ani, which is on display at the History Museum of Armenia, and …