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Armenian Monuments in Western Armenia (Video)

Armenian Monuments in Western Armenia

French Foundation for the Research of Armenian Monuments presents video evidence of the factual condition of Armenian monuments in Western Armenia after 1915. The territory of Western Armenia is currently occupied by Turkey. Western Armenia is the western region of historical Armenia. After the loss of its sovereignty, Armenia was controlled by the Byzantine Empire, …

Cross-Stone Mountains – Western Armenia

Cross-Stone Mountains – Western Armenia

Being the home of one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, Eastern Turkey (historical Western Armenia) still holds traces of the Armenian past presence. Over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, the most of the Armenian cultural and geographical names have been replaced in the process of the region’s Turkification. …

Map of the Caucasus by Christopher Weigel – 1720

Map of the Caucasus by Christopher Weigel – 1720

German printer and engraver Christopher Weigel portrayed the Armenian territory as a land between the Caspian and Black Seas. Armenia has been greatly heartened up by the emergence of a new generation of artists, lyricists, and songwriters led by the legendary Armenian musician and poet Sayat-Nova. British historian and author Christopher J. Walker writes in …

How the Turks Build Restrooms in Armenian Cemeteries

How the Turks Build Restrooms in Armenian Cemeteries

A columnist of a Turkish opposition media resource T24 Nurcan Baysal covered the topic of the ongoing elimination of Armenian historico-cultural monuments and traces of the Armenian heritage in the territory of Turkey. We offer you the translation of that material. During the last week, media reported that the municipal authorities of the Edremit Province …

Church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator – First Christian Church in Singapore

Church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator

The Armenian Saint Gregory the Illuminator Church located at Hill Street in Singapore’s central business district is the oldest Christian church in the city-state. This masterpiece of famous architect George Drumgoole Coleman is one of the finest landmarks of the early architectural development of Singapore. The church was modeled after the Church of Saint Gregory …

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 …