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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 …

Prominent Relief Organizations for the Armenian Genocide

Prominent Relief Organizations for the Armenian Genocide

The 1915 Armenian Genocide wasn’t carried out behind closed doors. Surely, WWI was in the center of the world’s attention, but the news of mass killings and deportations soon became known by the world community nonetheless. The world found out and reacted. And since then, this reaction became the basis for the international humanitarian movement. …

The Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem

The Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem

The Armenian Quarter is one of the four quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem. The Quarter is considered to be lying in the place of the palace of a Judean king Herod the Great. The first Armenian settlers appeared in Jerusalem presumably in late 1st century AD, however, the first Armenian presence in Jerusalem …

The Georgian Names of Armenia and Armenians

The Georgian Names of Armenia and Armenians

In Georgian, Armenians are referred to as “Somekhi”, while Armenia is called “Somkheti”. In medieval Georgian accounts, the region inhabited by Armenians was called “Somkhiti”, which has been the past geographical term for Armenia. In the 18th century, the name “Somkhiti” changed into “Somkheti”, becoming a new Georgian exonym of Armenia. Modern scholars think that …

Armenia in a 1710 Atlas

Armenia in a 1710 Atlas

In 1705-10, a renowned French cartographer, scientist, and writer Henri Chatelain in cooperation with Nicolas Gueudeville published a monumental work named “Atlas Historique, Ou Nouvelle Introduction A l’Histoire, à la Chronologie & à la Géographie Ancienne & Moderne” (“Historical atlas and new introduction to the history, chronology, ancient & modern geography”). Considered a brief geographic …

Armenian Tolma and Mulberry Vodka Praised by Michelin Star – Young Chef 2018

Armenian Tolma and Mulberry Vodka Praised by Michelin Star

Over the last years, UNESCO has greatly contributed to the preservation of ancient monuments in the territory of historical and modern Armenia. However, UNESCO sometimes makes strange and unexplainable decisions. In particular, we mean the recent inclusion of dolma into the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List of Azerbaijan. Why not include dolma in the list …

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 …