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The Ancient Armenian Proto-Hayk Calendar

The Ancient Armenian Proto-Hayk Calendar

“There is direct evidence of the existence of the proto-Hayk calendar,” said Ph.D. in astrophysics and calendar scientist Grigor Brutyan. “In antiquity, calendar studies in Armenia were considered to be a rather rare specialty. Moreover, it was highly respected. But how much do we know about this science and its origins?” “Let’s start with the …

Education in the First Republic of Armenia

Education in the First Republic of Armenia

In the first half of 1920, the overall situation of the Republic of Armenia was at least satisfactory. In 1918, after the departure of the Turks, the educational process in Armenia was razed or operated only occasionally. School buildings for varying time were provided to shelters and refugees as hostels. In some places, hunger and …

Ancient Monument Karahunj on the Verge of Destruction

Ancient Monument Karahunj

The ancient Karahunj monument located in Syunik Province of Armenia and recorded in various catalogs and magazines as the oldest observatory in the world is on the verge of destruction. The process of the monument’s demolition continues despite the resentment in the Armenian society. It should be noted separately that the demolition of the monument …

The Last Day of Talaat Pasha’s Life – March 15, 1921

The Last Day of Talaat Pasha's Life

This unique photograph was taken during one of the trials of Soghomon Tehlirian in June 1921 in Berlin. March 15, 1921, was the last day of the life for one of the main executioners of the Armenian people, Talaat Pasha. In organizing the execution of Talaat Pasha, the main role was played by the American …

Unique Photo of Sose Mayrig and Dro

Unique Photo of Sose Mayrik and Dro

We present to your attention a unique historical photograph. It depicts Sose Mayrig (Sose Vardanian), the widow of the legendary hero of the national liberation struggle of Western Armenia Aghbyur Serob. Next to her is the last military minister of the First Republic of Armenia Drastamat Kanayan (Dro). This photo was taken in Cairo in …

French Radio Station RFI to Broadcast in Armenian

French Radio Station RFI

Last year in October, in connection with the Francophone Summit held in Yerevan, the French radio station RFI (Radio France Internationale) presented a special series of programs in the Armenian language dedicated to this event. The programs were broadcast during the week. In Yerevan, they were broadcast on the frequency FM 102.4. As a result …

Michel Legrand: “When I Come to Armenia”

Michel Legrand: “When I Come to Armenia”

“Every time I come to Armenia, the first thought that is born in my head is the thought that I am on the land of my ancestors, and a feeling of deep pride seizes me. These days, I am becoming more sensitive. Before the massacre of Armenians by the Turks, the last person from my …

Demolition of the Church of St. Poghos-Petros in Yerevan in 1939

The Church of St. Poghos-Petros was one of those famous churches which was described by European travelers in great detail. The church had a restrained architecture and belonged to the type of dome-less three-nave basilicas which were common in the 5th-6th centuries. Despite the fact that the date of construction of the church is the …

The Turks Wanted to Make Lavash Their Cultural Heritage

The Turks Wanted to Make Lavash

It turns out that back in 2014, Turkey together with Azerbaijan was preparing to include lavash – Armenian white bread – into the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list as a Turkic product. However, lavash would be included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as an expression of the culture …

Woolly Mammoths Have Lived in the Armenian Highlands

Woolly Mammoths

An interview with Yevgeny Mashchenko, Senior Researcher at the Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Yevgeny Nikolayevich, what is the reason for the interest of paleontologists in Armenia and our entire region? “Armenia is a part of the Asia Minor region and therefore is of particular importance in the study of zoogeography and …