Category «World»

Indo-European Languages Originated in the Armenian Highlands

Indo-European Languages Originated in the Armenian Highlands

A couple-of-years-old study published in the “Science” magazine reveals the origins of the Indo-European language group, which apparently is the ancient Armenian Highlands. The so-called Anatolian theory of the ancestral home of the Indo-European language group was first proposed by Professor Colin Renfrew (now Baron Renfrew) in the late 1980s. It was gradually recognized but …

The First Coffee Shop in Vienna – 1683

The First Coffee Shop in Vienna - 1683

In 1683, the Turks besieged Vienna. Polish immigrant Franz Kolschitzky (Jerzy Franciszek Kulczycki), who had eastern appearance, boldly crossed the front line, carrying messages from the army to the city and back. Thanks to his heroism, the Turkish troops were defeated and forced to retreat, abandoning their exotic property. Among the abandoned items were bags …

The Story of the Catalan Day of the Armenian Gift

The Story of the Catalan Day of the Armenian Gift

In the Catalonian city of Tarragona every year in September, Santa Tecla, one of the largest and brightest holidays of the city, is celebrated. It is also called the day of the Armenian gift. The history of the holiday has its roots in the distant past. When Paul the Apostle preached Christianity in Spain, he …

The San Gregorio Armeno Monastery in Naples

The San Gregorio Armeno Monastery in Naples

The history of this monastery goes back to the 8th century. At this time, the Byzantine emperors of the Isaurian dynasty were preoccupied with the increasing number of monasteries that absorbed human, land, and financial resources and also brought a rather ambiguous veneration of icons. Since 726, the era of iconoclasm began, which had several …

The Surb Astvatsatsin Chapel – Dzordzor Monastery, Iran

The Surb Astvatsatsin Chapel – Dzordzor Monastery, Iran

An Armenian monastery of the 7th century Dzordzor (Ծոր Ծորի) is located in the territory of modern Iran in the province of Artaz. The Dzordzor chapel has been at its peak during the 14th-17th centuries when Shah Abbas forcibly moved Armenians to the center of Iran. The Surb Astvatsatsin chapel is the only surviving structure …

Life in Armenian Cities of Turkey (+Photo)

Life in Armenian Cities of Turkey

In the past, the city of Mush, which is now located in Turkey, was a major Armenian center. At the beginning of the 20th century, more than ten thousand Armenians lived there. By 2015, that is, exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, almost all ancient buildings were demolished as the Turkish government have been …

Egyptian Film “Who Killed the Armenians?”, the Main Piece at the “Socially Relevant Films” Festival

Egyptian Film "Who Killed the Armenians?"

In March 2016, the Egyptian film “Who Killed the Armenians?” dedicated to the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire was highly awarded at the American film festival “Socially Relevant Films” held in New York. “Who Killed the Armenians?” is the first documentary film about the tragedy of the Armenian people in the Arabic language. The …

A Stone Book in Kharberd – Historical Armenia

A Stone Book in Kharberd – Historical Armenia

In historical Western Armenia on the territory of ancient Kharberd, an ancient stone book with Armenian engravings was discovered. It was found during archaeological excavations in the city of Elazığ (historical Kharberd) located in the territory of modern Turkey near the Armenian church of Surb Karapet (Սուրբ Կարապետ, the Turkish name – Kizil-Kilise). The stone …

Turkey’s Present for Georgia, or the Real Image of Turks

Turkey’s Present for Georgia, or the Real Image of Turks

According to Armenia Today, in 2014, Turkey decided to present Georgia with 300 historical monuments of Western Armenia located in Tayk. Members of the Public Council, representatives of the Commission on Diaspora, Religion and International Integration Vahan Ter-Ghazaryan, Ashot Manucharyan, and Zhasmin Asryan were the ones reporting on this. “Today, Turkey states that the Armenian …

Truth About the Armenian Genocide in Vatican’s Archives

Truth About the Armenian Genocide

The author of numerous works on the Armenian Genocide Michael Hesemann presented to the media 1100 pages of documents from the archives of Vatican. After years of research on this issue, the German journalist, historian, and author of the book “The Armenian Genocide” Michael Hesemann studied documents from the Vatican archives, which were previously classified. …

Report of Turkish Historian on the Expropriation of Armenian Property During the Armenian Genocide

Report of Turkish Historian on the Expropriation of Armenian Property

In February 2015, a Turkish historian Mehmet Polatel gave a lecture entitled “Expropriation of the property of Armenians during and after the Genocide” at the American University of Armenia in Yerevan. We will present you with some excerpts from this lecture. “After the slaughter and resettlement of Armenians, the Turkish authorities created 33 commissions supposed …

“Armenian Paper” for Fashion!

“Armenian Paper” for Fashion!

If you go to any French pharmacy and ask for “Armenian paper” or, as the French call it, “Papier d’Armenie”, you will receive a package of fragrant cut paper, pleasant to the touch. If you set it on fire, the paper will burn without flames. The effect will be unexpected: you will feel a light, …

Armenian Festival in The Capital of Argentina

Armenian Festival in The Capital of Argentina

Thousands of people came to the square in the area of Palermo called “small Armenia” to take part in the festival called “Buenos Aires Honors Armenia“. The event was held with the assistance of the city hall, the embassy of Armenia, and the Ministry of Diaspora of Armenia. Since midday, the guests enjoyed live music, …

Armenian Inscriptions of Jerusalem

Armenian Inscriptions of Jerusalem

During excavations for the construction of a new, broader road on the number one highway in Jerusalem near Musrara, a monastic complex dating at the period of Byzantine’s existence was discovered, meaning that it is a 5th-7th-century complex. Initially, outer territory of a church, an underground tomb, and an apse with Greek inscriptions were discovered. …

The Tourist City of Armenia, Colombia

The Tourist City of Armenia, Colombia

Armenia is one of the most beautiful cities in South America, and is a large tourist center in Colombia. There are various opinions and stories about the origin of the city’s name. A professor of the university of Bogotá Juan Ramon Pedro di Alvarez has conducted a research to find out the roots of the …