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Waste From Akhtala River Ends Up in Debed

Waste From Akhtala River Ends Up in Debed

Member of the SOS Alaverd initiative Oleg Dulgaryan on his Facebook page warns about the pollution of the Akhtala River which flows into the Debed River. He notes that the stream is full of waste. Ruben Shukhyan comment: Poison from mines flows into the Debed River, and this scene is actually common in Armenia for …

New Discoveries In the Main Cathedral of St. Etchmiadzin

New Discoveries

Restoration works continue in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, during which experts have made several remarkable discoveries. According to the architects-restorers of the oldest Christian cathedral in the world, over the course of the restoration, the point of view that the shrine had been originally built in a quadrangular or rectangular layout – that …

Only Armenians Continue to Maintain Loyalty to Russia

Only Armenians

The Slavic peoples of Europe, especially the Poles, Czechs, and Slovaks, are particularly cold towards Russia. The aggression of the Russians and their attitude towards Ukraine once again renewed the dark memories of the despotic Russian domination. The same attitude towards Moscow exists in Moldova, the Baltic republics and Finland, neighboring Georgia and Azerbaijan, as …

Church of the Holy Cross in Akhtamar

Church of the Holy Cross in Akhtamar

The Akhtamar Palace – which has not survived to our times – was surrounded by many other buildings, of which only the Church of the Holy Cross built by architect Manuel between 915 and 921 is now standing. The church is a somewhat modified structure of the cross-in-square type. Inside, the church was ornamented with …

“Turkish” Graffiti in Colombian Armenia

"Turkish" Graffiti in Colombian Armenia

Armenia is the capital of the Quindio Department in Colombia. A mural has recently appeared near the city council building, depicting a man in a Turkish costume from the Ottoman Empire period. This image, which has nothing to do with the history of the city, caused outrage among residents. The mural appeared after the mayor …

Captain Sarkis Torossian – Hero of the Dardanelles

Captain Sarkis Torossian

Captain Sarkis Torossian was born in 1891 in the town of Everek (an Armenian settlement in the Caesarea region of the Angora Province, Ottoman Empire). He graduated from the local parochial school and since childhood has dreamed of becoming a military man, which, however, has been an almost unrealizable dream because of the strictest prohibition …

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 …