Category «People»

Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus About Armenia

A Gallo-Roman historian Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus described Armenia in this way: “You cannot ignore such a large kingdom, since its territory, after Parthia, is larger than the territory of all other kingdoms. Greater Armenia stretches from Cappadocia to the Caspian Sea for eleven hundred thousand steps and is seven hundred thousand steps from north to …

The Armenian Language, the Base of Indo-European Languages

Already in the 19th century, when the field of Indo-European studies occurred, many scientists were convinced that the Armenian Upland was the cradle of the Indo-Europeans and that the Armenian language is the “mother” of all Indo-European languages. Modern researches in the field of archeology, linguistics, genetics, and molecular biology are increasingly supporting that hypothesis. …

Armenian Massacres and the Beginning of the Armenian Revolutionary Movement

After the appearance of the Armenian question in the international diplomatic and political arenas, there has been a sharp rise in national-patriotic movements among the Western Armenian population. That has been the time when the first parties (Armenakan Party, Social Democrat Hunchakian Party, Armenian Revolutionary Federation) have been founded. New schools, newspaper and magazine publishers …

Tchibo, the Coffee Company of Carl Tchilinghiryan and Max Herz

Tchibo, the Coffee Company of Carl Tchilinghiryan and Max Herz

Armenian-German entrepreneur Carl Tchilinghiryan was born on February 27, 1910 in Hamburg in the family of Karapet and Erna Tchilinghiryans. After graduating from a local university as an accountant, Tchilinghiryan engaged in business selling dried fruits, dates, cacao, figs, and tea. His activity has been very successful, making him one of the wealthiest businessmen of …

Fermented Milk Product “Narine”

The fermented milk product “Narine” was invented in 1964 by meritorious inventor of the Armenian SSR, professor Levon Erznkyan, and his wife Parandzem Sarukhanyan, Doctor of Biological Sciences. The idea of the product’s creation arose after the birth of their granddaughter Narine. Since scientists studied acidophilic bacteria, they took the girl’s meconium (earliest stool of …

Degradation of Morals in Armenia

Degradation of Morals in Armenia

The degradation of the Armenian society is quite obvious. It is not necessary to be deeply acquainted with the ancient Armenian history to spot the differences between the modern and old cultures as the tendency for loss of morals isn’t a new thing. I remember my grandmother (she was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, lived in …

The Avedis Zildjian, One of the Oldest Companies

At the very beginning of the 17th century, an alchemist named Avedis created a special alloy of metals that produced noises, which were then not only used in creation of excellent music, but, for example, frightened enemies in battles. The Ottoman Sultan Osman II christened Avedis the surname “Zildjian” (from the Turkish word zil – …

Mysterious Disappearance of Serkisof Demiryolu’s Founder

Mysterious Disappearance of Serkisof Demiryolu’s Founder

Watches of Turkish watch manufacturer Serkisof Demiryolu were quite popular in the Ottoman Empire between the end of 19th century and the beginning of 20th century. The founder of the company was Armenian-Turkish jeweler Serkisof (Armenian: Սարգիսով), who established Serkisof Demiryolu in 1880. Customers of his company were high-ranked officials and statesmen of the Ottoman …

Eleven Shots of Gourgen Yanikian

On January 27, 1973, shots of a 77 years old American-Armenian Armenian Genocide survivor Gourgen Yanikian gave rise to the struggle for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Gourgen Yanikian (Armenian: Գուրգեն Յանիկյան) was born on December 24, 1895 in Erzurum (Armenian: Կարին, Karin), eastern Ottoman Empire (now Turkey). It was the time of the …

Underground Temple In Arinj, Armenia (+Video)

Underground Temple In Arinj, Armenia

A resident of the village Arinj built an underground temple under his own house, height of which reaches one of 7-storey buildings. “Amazing! Terrific! Incredible! ” – in different languages foreign tourists exclaim. “How could we not know about this before?” Armenians and their compatriots express their amazement. Every time the same words of astonishment …

The Lesson For Armenians From The 1878 Congress of Berlin

The Lesson For Armenians From The 1878 Congress of Berlin

The term “Armenian Question” refers to the efforts of Western Armenia directed to the protection of the Armenian nation’s self-determination and their freedom of neighboring communities’ oppressions, and revolutionary movements inside the Ottoman Turkey aimed at regaining the territorial and national individuality of Armenia. The term used in European history became commonplace among diplomatic circles …

Armenian-American Inventor Oscar Banker – Asatour Sarafian

Armenian-American Inventor Oscar Banker

Armenian-American inventor Oscar H. Banker (born Asatour Sarafian; 1895 – January 1979) developed and patented many devices, including an automatic transmission for automobiles, the needleless inoculation gun, the primary controls of the first Sikorsky helicopter, and power steering. He is considered by some people as the “father of automatic transmission.” Asatour Sarafian was born in …

Gorgin Khan – Armenians of India

Gorgin Khan – Armenians of India

Gorgin Khan (also known as Griogor Harutyunyan) was the commander of the Bengal army and is national hero of India. For participation in the significant liberation struggle of the Indian people against Britain Armenians received great respect from their Hindu allies. In the days of victory over the enemy in the cities and villages of …

Secret of Artsakh’s (Nagorno-Karabakh) Victory

Secret of Artsakh’s (Nagorno-Karabakh) Victory

My younger friend asked me a question yesterday: “What helped us to win 20 years ago?” Of course, this question came to my mind before and every time words like “spirit”, “steadfastness”, “loyalty” appeared in my head. It might sound overenthusiastic and seem like bragging, but at the same those words cannot answer the question …