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Life in Armenian Cities of Turkey (+Photo)

Life in Armenian Cities of Turkey

In the past, the city of Mush, which is now located in Turkey, was a major Armenian center. At the beginning of the 20th century, more than ten thousand Armenians lived there. By 2015, that is, exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, almost all ancient buildings were demolished as the Turkish government have been …

Egyptian Film “Who Killed the Armenians?”, the Main Piece at the “Socially Relevant Films” Festival

Egyptian Film "Who Killed the Armenians?"

In March 2016, the Egyptian film “Who Killed the Armenians?” dedicated to the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire was highly awarded at the American film festival “Socially Relevant Films” held in New York. “Who Killed the Armenians?” is the first documentary film about the tragedy of the Armenian people in the Arabic language. The …

A Stone Book in Kharberd – Historical Armenia

A Stone Book in Kharberd – Historical Armenia

In historical Western Armenia on the territory of ancient Kharberd, an ancient stone book with Armenian engravings was discovered. It was found during archaeological excavations in the city of Elazığ (historical Kharberd) located in the territory of modern Turkey near the Armenian church of Surb Karapet (Սուրբ Կարապետ, the Turkish name – Kizil-Kilise). The stone …

Turkey’s Present for Georgia, or the Real Image of Turks

Turkey’s Present for Georgia, or the Real Image of Turks

According to Armenia Today, in 2014, Turkey decided to present Georgia with 300 historical monuments of Western Armenia located in Tayk. Members of the Public Council, representatives of the Commission on Diaspora, Religion and International Integration Vahan Ter-Ghazaryan, Ashot Manucharyan, and Zhasmin Asryan were the ones reporting on this. “Today, Turkey states that the Armenian …

Truth About the Armenian Genocide in Vatican’s Archives

Truth About the Armenian Genocide

The author of numerous works on the Armenian Genocide Michael Hesemann presented to the media 1100 pages of documents from the archives of Vatican. After years of research on this issue, the German journalist, historian, and author of the book “The Armenian Genocide” Michael Hesemann studied documents from the Vatican archives, which were previously classified. …

Report of Turkish Historian on the Expropriation of Armenian Property During the Armenian Genocide

Report of Turkish Historian on the Expropriation of Armenian Property

In February 2015, a Turkish historian Mehmet Polatel gave a lecture entitled “Expropriation of the property of Armenians during and after the Genocide” at the American University of Armenia in Yerevan. We will present you with some excerpts from this lecture. “After the slaughter and resettlement of Armenians, the Turkish authorities created 33 commissions supposed …

“Armenian Paper” for Fashion!

“Armenian Paper” for Fashion!

If you go to any French pharmacy and ask for “Armenian paper” or, as the French call it, “Papier d’Armenie”, you will receive a package of fragrant cut paper, pleasant to the touch. If you set it on fire, the paper will burn without flames. The effect will be unexpected: you will feel a light, …

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 …