Category «World»

Traces of 6,000-year-old wine discovered in Sicilian cave

Researchers have discovered traces of what could be the world’s oldest wine at the bottom of terracotta jars in a cave in Sicily, showing that the fermented drink was being made and consumed in Italy more than 6,000 years ago. Previously scientists had believed winemaking developed in Italy around 1200 BC, but the find by a team …

Long-term effects of foreign fighters in Karabakh clash

Long-term effects of foreign fighters in Karabakh clash

Mercenaries not only committed atrocities during the war itself, but honed their skills to carry out jihadist terror elsewhere Isn’t it surprising how fast the topic of Syrian mercenaries in the recent Nagorno-Karabakh war has faded out, despite reports about thousands of foreign fighters sent to support Azerbaijan? Reuters quoted two Syrians saying that they – along with around …

100 Armenians Who Changed The World

100 Armenians Who Changed The World

Armenians are an ancient nation whose sons and daughters have made quite an impact on the human history. Science, art, politics, finance – you’d be hard pressed to find a field, in which Armenian men and women don’t thrive. Their talents have made our world a much better place, so here are their names for …

Bottles from the cradle of wine: Armenia and Georgia

Bottles from the cradle of wine: Armenia and Georgia

What kind of wine were they making 5,000 years ago? These wines may not get close, but they do hint at the colourful and unique history of winemaking in this part of the world Zorah Karasi Areni Noir, Armenia 2013 (from £21.95, Slurp; Corking Wines) An idle question prompted by the vivid opening chapter of A Natural History …

Australian mathematician discovers applied geometry engraved on 3,700-year-old tablet

Australian mathematician discovers applied geometry engraved on 3,700-year-old tablet

Old Babylonian tablet likely used for surveying uses Pythagorean triples at least 1,000 years before Pythagoras An Australian mathematician has discovered what may be the oldest known example of applied geometry, on a 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet. Known as Si.427, the tablet bears a field plan measuring the boundaries of some land. The tablet dates …

Kolkata’s Armenians live life to the fullest

Kolkata’s Armenians live life to the fullest

With the progression of time, the changing countenance of Calcutta ebbs with chunks of history; that today seem to drift in the air like broken voices from the past. Each and every lane or bylane in Calcutta throbs with slow, reluctant inertia. But what remains buried in the deep folds of time, is the history …

Teaching About the Armenian Genocide With The New York Times

Teaching About the Armenian Genocide With The New York Times

In this lesson, students will learn about President Biden’s decision to use the term “genocide” to describe the Ottoman Empire’s killing of Armenian civilians during World War I. Then they will explore the Times archive from 1915. Lesson Overview Featured Article: “The Armenian Genocide, in History and Politics: What to Know” More than a century …

Renaissance of Armenian wine in the USA

Renaissance of Armenian wine in the USA

Many Americans can’t pinpoint Armenia on the map, much less be expected to know about the country’s rich cultural history. That said, now is the time to experience the full beauty and cultural richness of this region through its newest and most rapidly growing product: fine wines. One company – Storica Wines – is bringing Armenian wine …

Armenian Church attacked in Istanbul – Protest action

Armenian Church attacked in Istanbul - Protest action

More than a hundred years after the Armenian Genocide, Armenian churches in Turkey continue to be a target of attack. In Istanbul, a protest has been held against the disrespect shown by a bawling crowd in front of the Surp Takavor Church. There have been protests in Istanbul against the disrespect shown to the Armenian …

Valérie Boyer։ “We Cannot Be Spectators Of This Ethnic Cleansing”

Valérie Boyer։ "We Cannot Be Spectators Of This Ethnic Cleansing"

French politician and member of the French National Assembly Valérie Boyer, who represents the Bouches-du-Rhône department in parliament, announced that some government officials were involved in the struggle for the recognition of the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh. According to her, the corps of the 11th and 12th arrondissements of Marseille participated in the struggle for the …