Category «Interesting»

Armenian Artifact-Cheese

Armenian Artifact-Cheese

During excavations in Khoshab (Ervanduniq or Hayotc Dzor) fortress near Van, four pitchers with a sort of Armenian cheese zhazhik were found. As the Turkish edition Orghaber reports, the results of a study revealed that the discovered cheese is about 250 years old. The edition also notes that the find is a kind of Armenian …

Fashion of Armenian Rulers

Fashion of Armenian Rulers

An unprecedented display of Armenian royal costumes from artist-designer Lilit Melikyan was held in Yerevan. The Megerian carpet making museum and factory hosted the most diverse audience. Lilit Melikyan’s collection attracted not only fashion and design lovers but admirers of art in general as well as those who are interested in the history of Armenia. …

Armenian Highlands as the Base of Society and Knowledge

Modern Armenia… A small state that connects Europe with Asia. Two millennia ago, it was considered one of the most powerful states in the Middle East commensurate with the Roman and Parthian Empires. Scientific research, archaeological excavations, manuscripts, ancient maps, and even the Bible contain evidence that Armenia is the cradle of civilization. In ancient …

Mysterious Cave-Town in Khndzoresk, Armenia

Mysterious Cave-Town in Khndzoresk, Armenia

Khndzoresk is one of the most visited places in Armenia. At the beginning of the 20th century, about eight thousand people lived in the caves of Khndzoresk. In the 1950s, the authorities of USSR decided that Soviet citizens should not huddle in the dark cold pits and resettled them. The new village of Khndzoresk was …

Model of The Solar System – Ancient Lchashen

The first inhabitants of the modern village of Lchashen located on the northern slopes of the Gegham Mountains settled there in the 4th millennium BC. Eastern areas of the village are among the oldest monuments in the open air. In that area since the 1950s, archaeologists have discovered many ancient artifacts that are now displayed …

Ancient Armenian Calendar

Ancient Armenian Calendar

Who needs simple numbers to determine time spans? After a while, the repetition of the names of the days of the week might become rather boring. The ancient Armenian calendar had a name for every hour, day, and month of the year. Along with the fact that the concept of “thirty days in a month” …

Torgom And Mesrayim – Origins

Torgom And Mesrayim – Origins

Having learned about the death of Aram, the titan Mesrayim gathered a large army and moved to the border of Ararat. The bad news reached Torgom. He met Mesrayim with a small detachment on the border separating Ararat and the Kingdom of Darkness. And Torgom said to Mesrayim: “King of the Titans, why are you …

Ancient Statuette of Unknown Material

Ancient Statuette of Unknown Material

In ancient times, the Sumerians and Egyptians believed that science and wisdom had come to them from the Armenian Highlands. The mysteries faced by historians, who conduct their own research in Armenia, are sometimes unresolvable even with the help of modern technologies. So, back in the seventies of the last century, archeologists discovered a statuette …

An Ancient Irrigation Canal in Urartu

An Ancient Irrigation Canal in Urartu

At the end of the 9th century BC, a 72-kilometer irrigation canal was built in the Ararat Kingdom (Urartu), which was quite complicated for its time. Moreover, this 4.5-meter wide and 1.5-meter deep canal is so well-built that it still supplies water to the area of Van. Urartian kings could have watched Van from the …

Unusual Map of Asia in The Form of Pegasus

Unusual Map of Asia in The Form of Pegasus

Map of Asia in the form of Pegasus (Heinrich Bünting, 1581) Below is an unusual version of the map of Asia in the form of mythical winged stallion Pegasus. He is depicted quite realistically, and a fair amount of imagination is necessary to view the map. Pegasus’ head is Asia Minor with Armenia on the …

Mysterious Artifact from the Border of China

In 1892, not far from Pishpek (modern Bishkek), Russian explorer Nikolai Pantusov discovered a medieval Christian cemetery with thousands of stone steles, tombstones, and monuments. The find itself wasn’t so surprising. Starting from ancient times, the inhabitants of the vast territories of Central Asia have professed Christianity. The strangest artifact was a stone or, as …

Lev Tolstoy Was Buried by Armenians

Lev Tolstoy Was Buried by Armenians

A report of the chief of the security department of St. Petersburg polkovnik (colonel) von Cotten to the Minister of the Internal Affairs of the Russian Empire states: “In addition to the reports of November 8, I inform Your Excellency about the unrest among young students on November 9… on the occasion of the burial …

Basques try to prove their Armenian origin

Basques try to prove their Armenian origin

In the city of Irun in the north of the Basque country in Spain, a public group was established to study the ethnogenesis of the Basques based on Armenian sources through the efforts of local specialists. It is noteworthy that many scientists of Basque origin confidently declare their relation to Armenians. In particular, such debates …

The Armenian Language, the Base of Indo-European Languages

Already in the 19th century, when the field of Indo-European studies occurred, many scientists were convinced that the Armenian Upland was the cradle of the Indo-Europeans and that the Armenian language is the “mother” of all Indo-European languages. Modern researches in the field of archeology, linguistics, genetics, and molecular biology are increasingly supporting that hypothesis. …

Norşuntepe, a 4000-3000 BC Settlement

Norşuntepe (Turkish: Norşun hill) is located in Eastern Turkey near the upper reaches of the Euphrates river in 25 km from the city of Elazığ. The name of the hill has been probably derived from Armenian name Նոր Սյուն (Nor Syun, New Obelisk).

Norşuntepe (Turkish: Norşun hill) is located in Western Armenia near the upper reaches of the Euphrates river in 25 km from the city of Elazığ. The name of the hill has been probably derived from Armenian name Նոր Սյուն (Nor Syun, New Obelisk). Traces of the ancient settlement were discovered during archaeological excavations conducted by …

The First Bookstore in the World

The First Bookstore in the World

The first bookshop in the world was started in Rome in the 1st century BC by an Armenian named Tiran. According to Roman records, a Roman general and statesman Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix was able to collect more than 30,000 books with assistance of Tiran. The Roman book trade network was quite developed and covered …