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The SS Armenian – Sunken During the Genocide

The SS Armenian – Sunken During the Genocide

The fact of the SS Armenian’s existence is a surprise for most of the people and even Armenians themselves. The SS Armenian has been a valuable cargo vessel operating in a profitable transportation service that ran between the UK and North America in the early 20th century. The ship had been last seen in WWI …

“Eh”, the Armenian Name of God

“Eh”, the Armenian Name of God

Those who have seen Armenian Churches may have noticed a mysterious sign on top of their main altar. The interesting sign features the symbol “Է”, which in fact is the 7th letter of the Armenian alphabet. The history of this sign is of great interest to us. The earliest evidence of the sign Eh” (“Է”) …

The Lost Armenian Fathers of Zealand Children

The Lost Armenian Fathers of Zealand Children

In the years of WWII, the 812 German battalion that consisted of Armenian soldiers exclusively was deployed in the Dutch province of Zealand. There, Armenian soldiers would soon contact the resistance and become favored by the locals, and especially the local girls. While some of them had gotten pregnant, those Armenian soldiers who survived the …

The Armenian Crown, Tiara

The Armenian Crown, Tiara

The precursor of the royal headgear more commonly known as a fwas a browband called “diadem”. Diadems have been worn by the emperors of Near Eastern states. Roman Emperor Constantine I (272 AD – 337 AD) was the first to adopt the diadem, and every subsequent ruler of the Roman Empire would wear it. The …

Birds in Antique Armenia

Birds in Antique Armenia

Depicting birds has long been an art of its own in the Armenian culture. Birds seem to appear everywhere in ancient Armenia starting from pottery and ending with the flags of Armenian dynasties. Bowls and jugs dating at the 11th-13th centuries AD feature images of such birds as eagles, storks, doves, wild ducks, and other …

Haghpat Monastery – Armenia

Haghpat Monastery – Armenia

Haghpat Monastery is located in the village of the same name in northern Armenia, 10 km from the town of Alaverdi. This monastery is a significant example of the medieval Armenian architectonics. It is distinguished by its compact and asymmetric layout and its beautiful silhouette on the hilly terrain. In 1996, Haghpat Monastery along with …

The Healing Power of Armenian Soil

The Healing Power of Armenian Soil

An old German book “Gart der Gesundheit” (German: “garden of health”, 1470) describes the healing properties of the Armenian soil. The modern medicine has advanced significantly during the subsequent centuries, and examining the knowledge of older generations is rather interesting. Armenian bole (also known as bolus armenus or bole armoniac) is an earthy clay that …

Jar-Burial Found in Tigranakert of Artsakh

Jar-Burial Found in Tigranakert of Artsakh

During archaeological excavations along the northern walls of vof Artsakh, Armenian archaeologists discovered a jar-burial site, said the head of the expeditionary group Hamlet Petrosyan in an interview with the correspondent of NEWS.am. The excavations were conducted under the direction of the dean of the history faculty at the Stepanakert State University Professor Vardges Safaryan. …

“American Mirror” – Tigran Tsitoghdzyan

“American Mirror” - Tigran Tsitoghdzyan

Spanish American director Artur Balder’s documentary “American Mirror” could be soon premiered in Armenia. Armenian American artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan and Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon participated in the creation of the film. Tsitoghdzyan said that the producers plan to present the film on a number of festivals. Although there still isn’t an Armenian premier date …

Prominent Relief Organizations for the Armenian Genocide

Prominent Relief Organizations for the Armenian Genocide

The 1915 Armenian Genocide wasn’t carried out behind closed doors. Surely, WWI was in the center of the world’s attention, but the news of mass killings and deportations soon became known by the world community nonetheless. The world found out and reacted. And since then, this reaction became the basis for the international humanitarian movement. …