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Cultural Genocide of Armenian Monuments – New York’s “Hyperallergic” Magazine

Cultural Genocide of Armenian Monuments

In February, the New York online magazine Hyperallergic published a report prepared by researchers Simon Maghakyan and Sarah Pickman on the complete disappearance of Armenian monuments and cultural values in Nakhichevan. The authoritative British newspaper Guardian also referred to this report, calling the situation in Nakhichevan a cultural Genocide. “According to the report posted in …

The Armenian Gymnasium of Venice

The Armenian Gymnasium of Venice

In 1834, in accordance with the testament of two very rich Armenian merchants Rafael and his son-in-law Murad, the Mekhitarist Order established the Muradian Gymnasium in the Italian city of Padua in the region of Veneto. In 1836, the Rafaelian Gymnasium was established in the Venetian palace Bezaro. In 1850, the gymnasium was moved to …

The Armenian Heritage of Singapore’s National Symbol

The Armenian Heritage

On April 19, Singaporeans celebrate the holiday of Singapore’s national flower, the Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’, also known as the Singapore orchid. It is one of the most favorite local holidays. On this day, it is customary to present each other with Singapore orchids and wish well-being in one’s own family for the entire upcoming year. …

Armenia on the British World Map – 1919

Armenia on the British World Map – 1919

The World Atlas of 1919 published in Great Britain lists the legal boundaries of the Republic of Armenia which were internationally recognized prior to 1920 the Arbitral Decision of US President Woodrow Wilson. According to the Woodrow Wilson Arbitral Decision, four of the eight regions of the western part of Armenia were to be included …

Ancient Armenian Manuscripts at the American Getty Museum

Ancient Armenian Manuscripts

In the largest art center of the West Coast of the US, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the rarest Armenian manuscripts are exhibited. They belong to different periods of the Middle Ages and represent the best traditions of the Armenian miniature school. Below are the descriptions of the four rare manuscripts in …

Demolition of Armenian Churches in Turkey

Demolition of Armenian Churches in Turkey

Of the more than 2.5 thousand churches, only 6 operational churches and not a single monastery have survived to date. In the territory known since the 13th century as the possession of the Ottomans, Armenians were the indigenous people, especially in the area that is today called Eastern Anatolia. But even now, after 800 years, …

In 2017, An Israeli Tourist Family Preferred Armenia to Europe

In Armenia, Israeli tourists were pleasantly surprised by mountain landscapes, Lake Sevan, delicious food, and aromatic wine. “Armenians are very hospitable, polite. Most importantly, they speak Russian, so there are no language barriers, which is important for a tourist. You have very educated and beautiful young people,” said Oleg Baron in a conversation with “Armenia.” …

Etchmiadzin Cathedral – A Testament to Universal History – Christian Portal Aleteia

Etchmiadzin Cathedral - A Testament to Universal History

The Christian portal Aleteia.org writes that the Etchmiadzin Cathedral built in 301 AD by Gregory the Illuminator is a testament to both Armenian and universal history. The Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Vagharshapat (the official name of Etchmiadzin) is the main church of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Both historians and archaeologists unanimously claim that this is the …