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Ardvin and Ardvinians – From the Depths of Centuries

Ardvin and Ardvinians – From the Depths of Centuries

It could be said that Ardvinians know almost nothing about their past. That’s literally what writer Abov remarked after his visit to Ardvin (also known as Artvin, a city in northeastern Turkey): “Ardvinians don’t know about their past.” A diplomat N. Ravich stated the same. Even the Armenian Soviet Encyclopedia reads that “data about the …

Ancient Petroglyphs of Armenia

Ancient Petroglyphs of Armenia

The multitude of rock carvings (also known as petroglyphs) discovered in Armenia testifies to the millennia-old history of the rock art in the region. In the Armenian Highlands, the petroglyphic art has developed since the Neolithic and has peaked in the Bronze Age. Apart from artistic purposes, rock carvings have been a communication means because …

Traditions of Armenian Women’s Attire

Traditions of Armenian Women’s Attire

Women’s attire in Armenia reflects the rich cultural traditions of Armenians. To make attire, they have initially used wool, fur, and later cotton that has been cultivated on the fertile lands of the Armenian valleys. The royal dynasty of the Kingdom of Van (Urartu) has also used silk that had been imported from China. Armenians …

Armenian Tolma and Mulberry Vodka Praised by Michelin Star – Young Chef 2018

Armenian Tolma and Mulberry Vodka Praised by Michelin Star

Over the last years, UNESCO has greatly contributed to the preservation of ancient monuments in the territory of historical and modern Armenia. However, UNESCO sometimes makes strange and unexplainable decisions. In particular, we mean the recent inclusion of dolma into the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List of Azerbaijan. Why not include dolma in the list …

Distortions of Facts from the Life of Komitas

Distortions of Facts from the Life of Komitas

Several years ago, two French researchers arrived in Armenia. They visited the Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran) and asked for the Kurdish works of Armenian composer Komitas. The employees of the museum weren’t able to provide them with any data on such works. Then, the researchers visited the Yeghishe Charents Museum of Literature …

1500 Years Old Armenian Karas Expropriated During Military Operations – Western Armenia

1500 Years Old Armenian Karas Expropriated During Military Operations

During recent anti-Kurdish operations in historical Western Armenia, the Turkish military stumbled upon a 1,500 years old karas (Armenian kind of vessel). The artifact was reportedly found at the house of a member of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (Kurdish: Partiya Karkerên Kurdistanê‎, PKK). The military operations are presented as “anti-terror operations” by the Turkish media. …

Armenia Uncovered by Kev Orkian

Armenia Uncovered by Kev Orkian

Renowned British-Armenian musician, comedian, and actor Kev Orkian in cooperation with an Australian-Armenian journalist and producer Andy Symon shot a film about the beauty of Armenia. In the film, the director will be telling not only the story of Armenia itself but also its peoples. The film named “Armenia Uncovered” will be released in March …

“Azerbaijan Beyond Civilization” – Demolition of Armenian Monuments

“Azerbaijan Beyond Civilization”

The director of the Foundation for Research of Armenian Architecture Samvel Karapetyan has recently published a book named “Azerbaijan beyond civilization”. The book tells about the historical monuments in Azerbaijan destroyed by the country’s government. “The book features the stories of approximately 120 Armenian Christian historical monuments that had been located in the territory of …