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My Virtual Armenia – This Free Virtual Reality App Drops Users in the Heart of Historic Armenia

My Virtual Armenia - This Free Virtual Reality App Drops Users in the Heart of Historic Armenia

Painstaking imaging of cultural heritage sites worldwide has the potential to usher in a new era of participatory preservation efforts Armenia’s medieval monastery at Noravank, nestled amid the craggy slopes of the country’s mountainous terrain, is a striking exemplar of Armenian architectural tradition. Elegant geometrical symmetries abound in its places of worship, and the ancient …

Official international sources on terrorist groups in the Artsakh-Azerbaijan war

Official international sources on terrorist groups in the Artsakh-Azerbaijan

During and after the Second Artsakh War (Autumn 2020), a number of authoritative international structures, heads of state, and other high-ranking officials, a number of authoritative international media announced the fact of the participation of Syrian mercenaries on behalf of Azerbaijan. Such statements were distributed by the President of France, the Head of Foreign Intelligence …

Traces of 6,000-year-old wine discovered in Sicilian cave

Researchers have discovered traces of what could be the world’s oldest wine at the bottom of terracotta jars in a cave in Sicily, showing that the fermented drink was being made and consumed in Italy more than 6,000 years ago. Previously scientists had believed winemaking developed in Italy around 1200 BC, but the find by a team …

Long-term effects of foreign fighters in Karabakh clash

Long-term effects of foreign fighters in Karabakh clash

Mercenaries not only committed atrocities during the war itself, but honed their skills to carry out jihadist terror elsewhere Isn’t it surprising how fast the topic of Syrian mercenaries in the recent Nagorno-Karabakh war has faded out, despite reports about thousands of foreign fighters sent to support Azerbaijan? Reuters quoted two Syrians saying that they – along with around …

100 Armenians Who Changed The World

100 Armenians Who Changed The World

Armenians are an ancient nation whose sons and daughters have made quite an impact on the human history. Science, art, politics, finance – you’d be hard pressed to find a field, in which Armenian men and women don’t thrive. Their talents have made our world a much better place, so here are their names for …

Bottles from the cradle of wine: Armenia and Georgia

Bottles from the cradle of wine: Armenia and Georgia

What kind of wine were they making 5,000 years ago? These wines may not get close, but they do hint at the colourful and unique history of winemaking in this part of the world Zorah Karasi Areni Noir, Armenia 2013 (from £21.95, Slurp; Corking Wines) An idle question prompted by the vivid opening chapter of A Natural History …

Australian mathematician discovers applied geometry engraved on 3,700-year-old tablet

Australian mathematician discovers applied geometry engraved on 3,700-year-old tablet

Old Babylonian tablet likely used for surveying uses Pythagorean triples at least 1,000 years before Pythagoras An Australian mathematician has discovered what may be the oldest known example of applied geometry, on a 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet. Known as Si.427, the tablet bears a field plan measuring the boundaries of some land. The tablet dates …

Kolkata’s Armenians live life to the fullest

Kolkata’s Armenians live life to the fullest

With the progression of time, the changing countenance of Calcutta ebbs with chunks of history; that today seem to drift in the air like broken voices from the past. Each and every lane or bylane in Calcutta throbs with slow, reluctant inertia. But what remains buried in the deep folds of time, is the history …