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The Aranese Dialect and Ancient Armenians

The Aranese Dialect and Ancient Armenians

About 1,000 years ago, the whole population of southern France and northern Spain spoke the Aranese dialect, a variety of the Occitan language spoken in northwestern Catalonia. Catalan is a variety of the Occitan language as well. In 2010, the Aranese dialect was named the third official language of Catalonia. Today, the Aranese dialect belongs …

Armenian Churches of Lviv

Armenian Churches of Lviv

The most remarkable Armenian churches in Lviv are the Church of Surb Hakob (Saint Jacob) and the Church of Surb Khach (Saint Cross). Apart from their architectural features, of interest to us is that they testify to the antique presence of Armenians in the city. The Church of Surb Hakob was built in 1400 not …

Jerry Tarkanian, The Shark of American Basketball

Jerry Tarkanian, The Shark of American Basketball

Jerry Tarkanian was known as one of the most successful coaches of college basketball teams in the US. Over the years of his coaching career, he won 706 and lost 198 games. He achieved his biggest success while coaching the team of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), reaching the Final Four four times …

Map of the Armenia – XVI century – Tercia Asiae Tabula

Map of the Armenia - XVI century - Tercia Asiae Tabula

Tercia Asiae Tabula is the first modern atlas created by Martin Waldseemuller. Based on the translation of Matthias Ringmann, it is one of the most important copies of Ptolemy’s works, containing many new regional maps. Tercia Asiae Tabula includes twenty new maps based on more modern knowledge, apart from the twenty-seven maps of Ptolemy from the …

“Cloud Hat” of Ararat Amazed Turks

“Cloud Hat” of Ararat Amazed Turks

A unique natural phenomenon observed on Mount Ararat was recently met with numerous surprised and enthusiastic comments of Turkish witnesses. Rusturkey.com that published the photo of the phenomenon writes: “A unique natural phenomenon was observed on the highest peak of Turkey on Mount Ararat. It looks like the mountain put on a hat made from …

Armenian Monuments in Western Armenia (Video)

Armenian Monuments in Western Armenia

French Foundation for the Research of Armenian Monuments presents video evidence of the factual condition of Armenian monuments in Western Armenia after 1915. The territory of Western Armenia is currently occupied by Turkey. Western Armenia is the western region of historical Armenia. After the loss of its sovereignty, Armenia was controlled by the Byzantine Empire, …

Cross-Stone Mountains – Western Armenia

Cross-Stone Mountains – Western Armenia

Being the home of one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, Eastern Turkey (historical Western Armenia) still holds traces of the Armenian past presence. Over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, the most of the Armenian cultural and geographical names have been replaced in the process of the region’s Turkification. …

Map of the Caucasus by Christopher Weigel – 1720

Map of the Caucasus by Christopher Weigel – 1720

German printer and engraver Christopher Weigel portrayed the Armenian territory as a land between the Caspian and Black Seas. Armenia has been greatly heartened up by the emergence of a new generation of artists, lyricists, and songwriters led by the legendary Armenian musician and poet Sayat-Nova. British historian and author Christopher J. Walker writes in …

How the Turks Build Restrooms in Armenian Cemeteries

How the Turks Build Restrooms in Armenian Cemeteries

A columnist of a Turkish opposition media resource T24 Nurcan Baysal covered the topic of the ongoing elimination of Armenian historico-cultural monuments and traces of the Armenian heritage in the territory of Turkey. We offer you the translation of that material. During the last week, media reported that the municipal authorities of the Edremit Province …

Church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator – First Christian Church in Singapore

Church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator

The Armenian Saint Gregory the Illuminator Church located at Hill Street in Singapore’s central business district is the oldest Christian church in the city-state. This masterpiece of famous architect George Drumgoole Coleman is one of the finest landmarks of the early architectural development of Singapore. The church was modeled after the Church of Saint Gregory …

The SS Armenian – Sunken During the Genocide

The SS Armenian – Sunken During the Genocide

The fact of the SS Armenian’s existence is a surprise for most of the people and even Armenians themselves. The SS Armenian has been a valuable cargo vessel operating in a profitable transportation service that ran between the UK and North America in the early 20th century. The ship had been last seen in WWI …

Armenian Merchants in New Julfa, Iran, and How Captain Kidd Took Over an Armenian Merchant Ship in 1698

Armenian Merchants in New Julfa, Iran,

In 1604, the forced movement of Armenians from the Jougha (Julfa) region, which is today located in Nakhichevan, was a part of Persian Shah Abbas’s grand scheme of creating a no-man’s-land between his and the Ottoman Empire’s domains. Although Armenians endured much suffering during the movements, they would be granted special privileges that allowed them …

“American Mirror” – Tigran Tsitoghdzyan

“American Mirror” - Tigran Tsitoghdzyan

Spanish American director Artur Balder’s documentary “American Mirror” could be soon premiered in Armenia. Armenian American artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan and Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon participated in the creation of the film. Tsitoghdzyan said that the producers plan to present the film on a number of festivals. Although there still isn’t an Armenian premier date …