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Armenian Atlas Sold for $37,500 at a New York Auction

Armenian Atlas Sold for $37,500 at a New York Auction

In 1849, Hovhannes Amira Dadian (1798-1869) from the Armenian Mekhitarist monastery located on the Venetian island of San Lazzaro created this fine atlas, the first atlas in the Armenian language. The atlas features ten hand-colored double-page maps, one of them depicting the solar system. On June 7, 2017, this Armenian atlas was sold for $37,500, …

Armenian Artifacts Cheaply Sold on Auctions

Armenian Artifacts Cheaply Sold on Auctions

Somehow, Armenian ancient coins and other artifacts are now being sold at world auctions. Unfortunately, their price is typically quite low. The below-presented coins of Tigran II the Great are estimated between 50 and 400 USD. But at the same time, they are priceless for Armenians. The majority of the Armenian artifacts that are featured …

Representation of Armenia on a Roman Temple

Representation of Armenia on a Roman Temple

The Temple of Hadrian is a temple dedicated to the idolized Roman emperor Hadrian. It was built by Hadrian’s adoptive son and successor Antoninus Pius in 145 AD. The Roman temple featured statues representing Roman provinces, including a marble statue of the Roman province of Armenia. Roman Armenia was managed by the Roman Empire since …

3,000 Years Old Settlement in Eastern Turkey Exhibits Armenian Traces

3,000 Years Old Settlement in Eastern Turkey Exhibits Armenian Traces

The recently discovered archaeological settlement of Tunceli Province appears to hold Armenian writing on ancient stones. The discovery of a large 3,000 years old settlement in Eastern Turkey has been widely featured in Turkish media in 2013. Thanks to English translation from several sources like Worldbulletin, the news reached international audiences as well. The article …

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 …