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Photos Of Ara Güler Will Be Auctioned In Instanbul

Photos Of Ara Güler Will Be Auctioned In Instanbul

A selection of photographs from the collection of the late photographer Ara Güler will be put up for auction on July 12 in Istanbul. 46 images will be put up for auction, including portraits of famous figures, as well as photographs taken in various cities of Turkey. The Turkish photographer of Armenian descent made iconic …

Simeon Lehatsi – Travel Notes

Simeon Lehatsi – Travel Notes

Simeon Lehatsi (Armenian: Սիմեոն Լեհացի, Polish: Symeon z Zamoscia, 1584-1639) was an Armenian traveler, writer, and poet from the city of Zamość, which is now in Poland. Lehatsi was a significant member of the Polish community, and his parents were immigrants from the Crimea. He was a very God-fearing and willful man, having his own …

Vegetable-Fruit Shelengo – Grows Only In Urfa

Vegetable-Fruit Shelengo

A vegetable-fruit called shelengo grows only in Urfa, Historical Armenia. This unique fruit in appearance resembles a tiny watermelon. On the inside, it’s like a muskmelon, while the taste resembles a cucumber. This year, the shelengo crop ripened prematurely. Shelengo is harvested at temperatures above 45 degrees. The vegetable growing in Urfa has been widely …

An Armenian Khachkar In Rivne – Ukraine

An Armenian Khachkar In Rivne

On November 1, 2019, on the corner of Kavkazskaya-Mitskevich streets in the city of Rivne, the grand opening of a khachkar (cross-stone) dedicated to the innocent victims of the Armenian and Ukrainian peoples took place. The 2.5 meters tall cross-stone is made from Armenian mountain tuff stone. The monument was consecrated by the head of …

An Armenian Khachkar In Wroclaw

An Armenian Khachkar In Wroclaw

A traditional Armenian Khachkar in Wroclaw stands at a crossroad right next to the church of St. Wojciech on Janitzky Street. The church has two entrances – one from the street of the Divine Body and the other from the Pesochnaya street. This Khachkar was erected on September 21, 2012, during the Days of Armenia. …

Russian Cities Founded By Armenians

Russian Cities Founded By Armenians

In the 18th-19th centuries, for various reasons, many ethnic Armenians moved to the Russian Empire for permanent residence. These were Armenians who had been exiled by Shah Abbas to Iran, as well as Armenians who had lived in the so-called Ottoman (western) Armenia for centuries. The Armenian people were invited to Russia by Russian tsars. …

Turkey’s Reaction To A Map Of Armenia

Turkey's Reaction To A Map Of Armenia

Recently, the Turkish media published their reaction to the map of Armenia under the Treaty of Sevres. Article 12 of the political principles adopted by US President Woodrow Wilson in the US Congress after World War I on January 8, 1918, refers to the Ottoman Empire. In this regard, the following statement was circulated in …

Armenian Heritage In Alexandria, Egypt

Armenian Heritage In Alexandria

1. The bronze statue of Nubar Pasha, Alexandria Opera House. Authored by French sculptor Denys Puech. 2. The granite/marble tombstone and mausoleum of Nubar Pasha in the garden next to the church of St. Poghos-Petros. 3. Memorial khachkar to the victims of the Armenian Genocide. This memorial was built on the initiative of the local …

75% Of Villages Of Dersim Are Populated By Armenians

75% Of Villages Of Dersim

75% of villages of Dersim Province (now Tunceli, Turkey) are populated by Armenians. In Armenia, the founder of the Union of Religion and Mutual Assistance to Armenians of Dersim Mihran Prkich Gultekin gave an interview to Armenian reporters. He touched upon the history of the Dersim Armenians who, fleeing the Turkish scimitar, united with the …