Category «World»

The Gulbenkian Library in Jerusalem

The Gulbenkian Library in Jerusalem

The Armenian quarter in the Old City was formed in the 12th century when the Cathedral of Surb Hakobyants was built. Later, the Surb Toros Church was erected as well, in which handwritten books of the Jerusalem Patriarchate of the Armenian Apostolic Church began to be collected. For a long time, Patriarch Yegishe Turyan had …

Armenians in The Unique Culture of India

Armenians in The Unique Culture of India

India and Armenia are bound by a centuries-old friendship. India has always attracted Armenians with its unique culture, traditions, history and, of course, exotic goods. The first written evidence that the Armenians had well known the roads to India and possessed a wealth of information about this country is found in ancient Greek writer, commander, …

Charents and Sevak in Hindi

Charents and Sevak in Hindi

Indian literary critic Dr. Suman Keshari studies the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire and translates the works of Armenian authors, including Yeghishe Charents, Hovhannes Tumanyan, Daniel Varuzhan, and Paruyr Sevak, to Hindi so that Indians can get acquainted with Armenian literature. “When I first learned about the Armenian Genocide, I realized that for some …

Ani on The Engravings of Charles Texier

Ani on The Engravings of Charles Texier

In 1833, the French government sent a research expedition to Asia Minor, led by famous French historian and archaeologist Charles Texier (Félix Marie Charles Texier, 22 August 1802, Versailles – 1 July 1871, Paris). The expeditionary group studied the areas of ancient Phrygia, Cappadocia, and Lycia. In 1834, the group discovered the ruins of Hattusa, …

The Armenian Library and Museum of America

The Armenian Library and Museum of America

The history of the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) started in 1971 when a group of Armenians began collecting Armenian books and items in an Armenian parish church in Belmont, Massachusetts. In 1985, the decently increased collection was opened to the public for the first time. ALMA moved to its current location in …

A Book About the Extermination of Armenian Catholics

A Book About the Extermination

Recently, a new book was published in Turkey about the deportation and extermination of the Armenian Catholics of Ankara. This was reported by the Istanbul newspaper “Akos.” The book “Events in Ankara” was written in 1921 by Istanbul Armenian from Ankara Simon Arakelian. The book was written in Turkish for the Armenian-speaking user. Subsequently, the …

Armenian Typography in Turkey

Armenian Typography in Turkey

Armenians were among the first to use the invention of Johannes Gutenberg, a German inventor who introduced printing to Europe. Since 1512, in countries of the world where there were Armenian communities, Armenian printing houses have been established, and books have been printed in Armenian. The Ottoman Empire was also involved in this process. In …