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Another Armageddon in the Culture and Architecture of Armenia

Another Armageddon in the Culture

The photograph below shows a medieval bridge built in Oshakan by Nahapet of Edessa in 1691-1706. Under the bridge, modern hustlers mounted a swimming pool, turning the historic place into an entertainment and recreational area. It would be great to know who is the author of this monstrous “masterpiece”. It remains only to place dressing …

Komitas Performed by Japanese Musicians

Komitas Performed by Japanese Musicians

Japanese musicians Amy Matsubara and Toshiko Ono impressed the Internet by performing works of the great Armenian composer Komitas. To the accompaniment of pianist Takahiro Akiba, who, by the way, had been in Armenia more than once, the musicians performed “Oh Nazan” and “Dle yaman”. Their performances were published on the webpage of the Komitas …

A 0.9-0.5 Million Years Old Skull From Yerevan

A 0.9-0.5 Million Years Old Skull

In 1979, a 0.9-0.5 million years old skull of an ancient man was discovered by Armenian geologists A.T. Aslanian and Yu.V. Sayadyan in the sediments of the left slope of the canyon of Hrazdan River. Renowned Russian anthropologist V.М. Kharitonov wrote in his “Finds of fossil hominids”: “The geological conditions of the find, as well …

Armenian Highlands – The Birth of Civilization

Armenian Highlands

According to the biblical version of the emergence of a new post-flood civilization, Noah and his family found shelter in the Ararat mountains after the water had receded. “and in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. And the waters continued to …

The Demolition of the Armenian Heritage in Azerbaijan

The Demolition of the Armenian Heritage

The young Christian and democratic state of Artsakh continues to oppose Azerbaijan, a Muslim quasi-monarchist dictatorship of the Middle Eastern type, whose economy is based on oil production. Since the late 1960s, Azerbaijan has been ruled by the Aliyev clan founded by Heydar Aliyev, a KGB general who, after being elected the first secretary of …

Cataphracts in The Armenian Heavy Cavalry

Cataphracts in The Armenian Heavy Cavalry

The Armenian Kingdom was located at the crossroads between Persia and Rome and therefore borrowed many military customs from both states. In the era of late antiquity, the Sassanids and the Roman Empire fought for the Armenian territory. The Armenian cavalry is also worth mentioning – opponents have been often surprised by the ability of …

Armenia in the 3rd Millennium BC

Armenia in the 3rd Millennium BC

Senior Researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Professor at the Department of History of Yerevan State University, and Candidate of Historical Sciences Artak Movsisyan in an afterword to his recently published work “Armenia in the 3rd millennium BC (according to written sources)” (Yerevan, …

Armin Wegner in Yerevan – 1965

Armin Wegner in Yerevan – 1965

In the below photo, Armin Wegner (October 16, 1886 – May 17, 1978) is on his knees in the Armenian Genocide memorial complex in Yerevan. It was 1965, and he was 79 years old. At a young age, after defending his dissertation on law in Germany, Armin Wegner decided to enter military service as a …

Emma Darling Cushman – Savior of Thousands of Armenian Children

Emma Darling Cushman

Pupils of the Mayetta School in Kansas prepared a documentary about an American nurse who had saved thousands of Armenian children orphaned during the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey. This nurse was Emma Darling Cushman, reports cjonline. After the government of the Ottoman Empire commenced its policy of expelling “foreigners” from “its” territory, Cushman remained …

Armenia on the Maps of Europe and the US – 1922-1925

Armenia on the Maps of Europe and the US

Below are cartographic materials produced in the first half of the 1920s. These American, German, and British maps are of great interest as they show the borders of Turkey. In accordance with the maps, the eastern border of Turkey passes along the line which was approved by the arbitration decision of the 28th President of …

Ancient Sources About Artsakh As Part of Armenia – Part III

Ancient Sources About Artsakh III

Ashkharatsuyts (Geography, 7th Century). “Utik stretches along the entire length of the right bank of the Kur River from Gugark (Gogarene) to the confluence of Araks and Kur. But we will tell about the actual country of Albania, which is located between the great Kur River and the mountain Kakaz.” Sebeos (7th century). “Vahram Chubin …

Ancient Sources About Artsakh As Part of Armenia – Part II

Ancient Sources About Artsakh II

Cassius Dio (155 – 235 AD). “[Resolving matters in Armenia], he [Pompey] overwintered in the Anahitida district (in Akilisen) and near the Kournas River, dividing the troops into three [parts] and receiving from Tigran many different [supplies] and money, much more than the set [amount]. However, he did not manage to spend the winter quietly …

The Mysterious Armenian Musical Notation – Khazes

The Mysterious Armenian Musical Notation

Among the many mysteries with which Armenia is rich, a special place is occupied by the khazes, the musical notation used to transcribe religious Armenian music. The khaz notation was developed in the 7th-9th centuries, presumably by poet and scholar Stepanos Syunetsi. At the beginning of the 20th century, European and Armenian scientists began to …