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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 …

Turkish Fake Carpets Sold in Turkey

At the end of his trip to Turkey, American journalist Marc Weber Tobias put together a report on the sales of Turkish carpets. In his article, he noted that he visited many cities and managed to get acquainted with the attractions of the country. After visiting the Kuşadası city, which is located in Western Turkey …

We Are All Armenians

We Are All Armenians

With or without “yan” in the end of our surnames. People who are either 100% or 1% Armenian. Children who were adopted and accepted into Armenian families, or wives and husbands who married representatives of our community. People who are in Armenia and who are scattered throughout the globe. Immigrants in the fifth-generation and even …

Gorgin Khan – Armenians of India

Gorgin Khan – Armenians of India

Gorgin Khan (also known as Griogor Harutyunyan) was the commander of the Bengal army and is national hero of India. For participation in the significant liberation struggle of the Indian people against Britain Armenians received great respect from their Hindu allies. In the days of victory over the enemy in the cities and villages of …

Volcano Azhdahak – Ancient Armenia

Volcano Azhdahak – Ancient Armenia

Azhdahak is an extinct volcano, the highest point of Gegham mountains with elevation of 3597 m (11801,18 ft) above sea. The volcanic field of Gegham mountains last erupted at 1900 BC ± 1000 years. Azhdahak is the third highest mountain on the territory of modern Armenia after mounts Aragats and Kaputjugh. Azhdahak is particularly notable …

Levonkla – Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia

Levonkla – Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia

Architecture of Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia developed upon the base of traditions of Kingdom of Armenia and local culture. Such cities as the original capital of Cilicia Tarsus, the following metropolis Sis and Anabarza incarnated the experience of Armenian architectonics. Monastic complexes Hromkla (nowadays Rumkale), Drazark, Akner and Skevra are another embodiment of Armenian spiritual …

Corycus – Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia

Corycus – Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia

Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia was a sovereign principality established during the High Middle Ages by Armenian refugees fleeing the Seljuk invasion of Armenia. It was situated outside of the Armenian Highland in the Cilicia region northwest of the Gulf of Alexandria. Kingdom of Cilicia was distinct from Armenian Kingdom which had been suffering from political …

Unbelievable Liberation of Inapproachable Shusha

Unbelievable Liberation of Inapproachable Shusha

On 9 May Victory Day is celebrated in former republics of Soviet Union and some European countries. But in Armenia it is not only the day of commemoration of the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany, but also the liberation of the city of Shusha in Nagorno-Karabakh during Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Seizure of the …

“Mother Armenia” In Metal And In Flesh

“Mother Armenia” In Metal And In Flesh

In 1950 the biggest monument dedicated to the Soviet Union leader from mid-1920s until 1953 Joseph Stalin was put in Yerevan, and since then the park and even the district of its location have been called “The Monument”. There were hearings at the time that Stalin himself visited the Armenian capital to witness his giant …

Tigranakert, the Antique Capital of the Armenian Kingdom

Many Armenian kings established new cities for their reign, transferring the capital of the state to those and populating them with artisans and farmers, merchants and soldiers, including those captured in wars with neighboring countries. Sometimes more than one such cities were founded. The names of that localities and capitals were mainly given in honor …

Holy Cross Church on Akhtamar Island

Ախթամարի Սուրբ Խաչ եկեղեցի (“Akhtamari Surb Khach Yekeghetsi”, Holy Cross Church of Akhtamar) is an early medieval monastery of Armenian Apostolic Church and has been built by architect Manuel during 915-921. The Surb Khach church is one of the unique monuments of architecture and fine examples of artistic progress in Armenia during 9th century. Since …

The First Rock Band of USSR

The first rock band of USSR gathered in the Yerevan Polytechnic Institute from students of architecture faculty in 1967. The leader of the group was singer, poet, composer and guitarist Artur Meschyan, who already had some fame for his student years song “Ուր էիր Աստված” (“Ur eir Astvac”, English: ”Where Were You God”), dedicated to …

Ani, The Ancient Capital of Armenia

Ani, The Ancient Capital of Armenia

In 45 km from Kars, on the very border of the Republic of Armenia are the ruins of the once great medieval city of Ani, the capital of the Ani kingdom. The history of this city has been well studied and a numerous articles and books have been written about it. I will highlight only …

Treasures from Germany

Treasures from Germany

Nowadays heritage of past eras is often to be discovered during numerous archeological excavations. These discoveries include decorations, architecture, ancient technologies, jewelry and common items used in everyday life of our ancestors. You might even happen to discover such things in unexpected places for you, which might be even your own yard. Though discovery of …

The Richest Chinese Entrepreneurs

The Richest Chinese Entrepreneurs

Despite the problems with economic growth in China, well-being of Chinese entrepreneurs stays unaffected. Total capital of 400 Chinese participants of Forbes list of billionaires is $947 billion, which is by more 14% compared to last year. In addition, for the first time every one of 400 entrepreneurs is a billionaire, compared to 84% in …