Category «Nature»

The Astounding Environment of Armenia

The Astounding Environment of Armenia

It is difficult to express the whole magnificence of the natural environment of Armenia as it is impossible to experience it fully without its sounds and fragrance. But it is possible to get enjoyment out of the beauty of Armenia’s environment by just watching photos of it. The Armenian nature is unique and recognizable to …

Natural Caves of Lastiver – Armenia

Natural Caves of Lastiver - Armenia

The Lastiver caves are located in the gorge of the Khachaghpyur River, 3 km from the village of Yenokavan, Tavush province, Armenia. The local population sheltered in these natural caves during the Tatar-Mongol invasion of the 13th-14th centuries. On the walls of the caves unknown artists left bas-reliefs of astonishing beauty, perfectly preserved to the …

Armenian Mountain Horses

Armenians have been one of the first nations to tame and breed horses. Armenian horse is one of the most ancient strains of horses in the world. Numerous notes and literature sources contain evidence about the significance of horses to Armenian people. Horses have been used in cavalry, hunting, and as means of transportation. In …

Khosrov Forest State Reserve – Armenia

Khosrov Forest State Reserve - Armenia

In 5th century Armenian historian Movses Khorenatsi mentioned the Khosrov Reserve which was founded by King Khosrov III of the Kingdom of Armenia, whom the reserve is named after. Nature of the reserve has remained untouched for 17 centuries. The reserve has an area of 29196 hectares of which 9000 hectares are forested. The flora …

Volcano Azhdahak – Ancient Armenia

Volcano Azhdahak – Ancient Armenia

Azhdahak is an extinct volcano, the highest point of Gegham mountains with elevation of 3597 m (11801,18 ft) above sea. The volcanic field of Gegham mountains last erupted at 1900 BC ± 1000 years. Azhdahak is the third highest mountain on the territory of modern Armenia after mounts Aragats and Kaputjugh. Azhdahak is particularly notable …

Armenian Gampr Dog, The Ancient Wolfhound

Armenian Gampr Dog, The Ancient Wolfhound

Before presenting one the most ancient wolfhounds of the planet known as Armenian Gampr dog, the owner of one Violetta Gabrielyan sends greetings to the whole world with words “barev dzez” (բարև ձեզ – hello). “Absence of oil in Armenia is not a problem. Our oil is behind us on this beautiful hill near the …