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Unique 8th-7th-Millennium Settlement Discovered in Armenia

Unique 8th-7th-Millennium Settlement Discovered in Armenia

In 2017, a total of 39 archaeological expeditions, including 16 international expeditions, were conducted in the provinces of Armenia, said Pavel Avetisyan, the Director of Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of Armenia on January 12, 2018. According to Avetisyan, the most remarkable result of the expedition is the monument Lernagog 1 in the Armavir Province. …

History of Armenia in Art

History of Armenia in Art

The history of each nation is somewhat reflected in its culture and art. But some nations’ history leaves its marks only within a country, while the history of others becomes deeply imprinted in the culture of other nations or even the whole world. For Armenians, it is definitely honoring that the map of their country …

Wild Wheat in Armenia – Cereal Armenia

Wild Wheat in Armenia – Cereal Armenia

Among scientific circles, the territory of historical Armenia is considered the most likely homeland of wheat. Today, 3 kinds of wheat grow in the territory of Armenia: Triticum boeoticum, Triticum urartu, and Triticum araraticum. The latter two are indigenous to historical Armenia and feature over 110 subtypes. Wild wheat in Armenia was first discovered by …

Armenia on the Maps of the Ottoman Empire

Armenia on the Maps of the Ottoman Empire

On 19th-century Ottoman maps of Armenia, the territory between Lake Van and Erzurum is denoted as Ermenistan, said cartographer Ruben Ghalechyan, the founder of the scientific-cultural organization Armenian Institute stationed in London. The indigenousness of Armenians to the Armenian Highlands and their cultural heritage has been frequently denied by Azerbaijani and Turkish historians. “I have …

25 New Photos of the Battle of Musa Dagh 1915

25 New Photos of the Battle of Musa Dagh 1915

25 images depicting the heroic resistance of Musa Dagh have been lately discovered thanks to the efforts of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute (AGMI). These photos were taken in September 1915 by an officer of the French fleet, said the director of AGMI Hayk Demoyan in a Facebook post. The photos depict the evacuation of the …

Square in German City of Bochum Made from Sevan Basalt Tiles

Square in German City of Bochum Made from Sevan Basalt Tiles

The city center of Bochum has a remarkable square called “European promise”, which has been built from basalt tiles brought from the vicinity of Lake Sevan. At the initiative of the Union of Armenian Academicians, hundreds of Armenian names have been engraved on the 3000-square-meter square. The German city of Bochum is an antique city, …

Ancient Civilizations and Armenians – Graham Hancock

Ancient Civilizations and Armenians – Graham Hancock

Graham Hancock is an English writer and journalist, an author of over 20 books and two films. Hancock’s books with a total printing of 5 million have been translated into 27 languages. One of his most popular works is ‘Fingerprints of the Gods’. As Hancock said, during his activity, he has been the most shocked …

“Urbatagirk”, the First Printed Armenian Book

“Urbatagirk”, the First Printed Armenian Book

“Urbatagirk” (Armenian: “Friday book”) was printed in Venice in 1512 thanks to the enlightening activities of Hakob Meghapart. Being written in Classical Armenian, “Urbatagirk” was the first printed book in the Armenian language. It is comprised of 124 pages, including 24 illustrations. The content of “Urbatagirk” is partly religious and partly secular and consists of …

The Turks Almost Destroyed an Ancient Temple in Syria

The Turks Almost Destroyed an Ancient Temple in Syria

As reported by publications of worldwide media, the Turks invaded Syria. Their destructive assault resulted in the partial demolition of a 10th-century Hittite temple. Ain Dara is located 10 kilometers south of Afrin. Experts report that almost 60% of the structure is destroyed. The act of the Turkish army was condemned by the Syrian archaeological …

Disassembly of Andranik’s Monument in Sochi

Disassembly of Andranik’s Monument in Sochi

The opening ceremony in honor to the erection of a monument of Andranik Ozanyan, an Armenian general of the Russian army, should have been held in the Russian village of Volkonka on May 28, 2011, which is the independence day of the First Republic of Armenia established in 1918. Over 5,000 Armenians from all over …