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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 …

The Insight of Armenia by French TV Channel TV5 Monde

The Insight of Armenia by French TV Channel TV5 Monde

In a report dedicated to the art of making khachkars (cross-stones) in Armenia, French TV channel TV5 Monde noted that there still are approximately 40,000 pieces of cultural treasure in the form of khachkars scattered throughout Armenia. The author of the report recounts: “Khachkars are always situated next to temples, in cemeteries, monastery walls, or …

Armenia in the Illustrations of Travelers Joseph Pitton de Tournefort and Johann Baptist Homann

Armenia in the Illustrations of Travelers Joseph Pitton de Tournefort

The book “Relation d’un voyage du Levant” (“A voyage into the Levant”) by Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656 – 1708) features a number of interesting images depicting Armenian cities and its people in the Ottoman, Persian, and Russian Empires.   Illustrations of Armenian-populated cities by Johann Baptist Homann (1663 – 1724) Illustrations by PeopleOfAr

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 …

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, …

French Journal L’Image About Armenia – 1919

French Journal L’Image About Armenia - 1919

What’s the reason for the now unreachable levels of interest towards Armenia in the early 20th century? In today’s media world, it is difficult to imagine that some magazine could objectively represent Armenia. Not to mention leading media. When you look through the world media where Armenia is the rarest guest, you may think that …

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 …

Ravished Armenia – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – 1919

Ravished Armenia – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - 1919

The silent film “Ravished Armenia” (also known as “Auction of Souls”) was shot by director Oscar Apfel at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is based on the memoirs of Aurora (Arshaluys) Mardiganian who miraculously survived the Armenian Genocide. She has been at the very center of events – she has been subjected to violence in the Deir …

Armenian Presence in Haifa, Israel

Armenian Presence in Haifa, Israel

Armenians have been present in Haifa, Israel for centuries. Their presence became especially noticeable after the Armenian Genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire during WWI. That’s when the biggest Armenian community in the city was established. The 10,000 community required a separate area for their religious rituals. In 1925, the community purchased a 2-story building …

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 …