Internet publisher Lulu.com published three books by Maximillien de Lafayette on the cultural, social, religious, and artistic heritage of Armenia (Civilization and Arts of Armenia from Pre-History to the Present Day: Its Culture, Society, Stars, Artists and Celebrities). The book is named “Civilization and Arts of Armenia from Pre-History to the Present Day: its Culture, Society, Stars, Artists and Celebrities.”
“These stunning books, elegantly printed in large format, contain hundreds of colorful photographs and rare illustrations, diagrams, maps, and drawings.
American linguist Maximillien de Lafayette is an internationally recognized linguistic scholar in ancient history and ancient languages. He is the author of 1575 books and encyclopedias in 25 languages, 200 of which became world bestsellers. In books about Armenia, the author discussed all aspects and facts of the history, culture, and art of Armenia from 7000 years BC to our days.
The book describes ancient art, iconography, metallurgy (Armenia is the birthplace of copper, bronze, and iron), weapons, architecture, inventions, astronomy, military art, religions, paintings, murals, calligraphy, clothing, khachkars, the Kingdom of Van, the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia.
He described in detail how and why the population of Ancient Armenia 9000 years ago created the first civilization on the Armenian Highlands and extended it to Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece.
According to the author, the Sumerians are a branch of the Armenians who descended from the Armenian Highlands to Mesopotamia into the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and created the famous Sumerian civilization. The author convincingly proves that Armenia is the birthplace of modern human civilization.
Armenia (Uraštu “Urashtu” in Akkadian, Armina in ancient Persian and Arminia in Arab sources) has a 9-thousand-year history. The Sumerians called Armenia Ararat or Arrata, which means “the birth of civilization.”
According to early Sumerian sources, the Arratans (Armenians) living on the high plateau of Armenia were their ancestors. Thus, the civilization began not in Mesopotamia or any other part of the world but in Armenia.
Ancient Greek historians wrote that the Armenians (also called Khaldi or Haldi) were the first to master the processing of metals, cast iron, and bronze as well as taming of horses.
According to Anunnaki Ulema, there were two oldest civilizations on Earth – Phoenicia and Armenia. Thus, it proves that Armenia is the cradle of our civilization and one of the greatest empires of the ancient world.”