A 5-Thousand-Years-Old Dragon Sculpture on Mount Aragats

A 5-Thousand-Years-Old Dragon Sculpture on Mount Aragats

In the Neolithic, in the so-called Mountain Island on the slopes of Mount Aragats, the oldest object of worship, water, became increasingly associated with the likeness of a fire-spewing dragon. The consequence of this interpretation was the formation of the tradition of Armenian dragons. In archaic Armenia, they were called vishaps. Stone sculptures of vishaps …

Mark Twain About Armenians After His Visit to Smyrna

Mark Twain About Armenians After His Visit to Smyrna

We presenting excerpts from the famous “Black Book”. In this book of accusations, famous foreigners talk about the Turkish crimes of the late 19th century and the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire in 1915. Mark Twain was one of the most famous and popular American writers. In one of his early travel books, “The …

An Armenian Prototype of John Rambo

An Armenian Prototype of John Rambo

One of the prototypes of Rambo was an Armenian colonel of the US Army Ernest (Ervand) Dervishian. On May 23, 1944, Ernest Dervishian (Էռնեստ (Երվանդ) Հերբերտ Դերվիշյան) showed unprecedented courage in Sicily. During a fierce battle, having lost his fighting comrades and being surrounded by the enemy, Dervishian managed to capture 45 enemy soldiers with their …

The Church of John the Baptist – Byurakan, Armenia

The Church of John the Baptist – Byurakan, Armenia

The church of John the Baptist (Armenian: Սուրբ Հովհաննես Մկրտիչ) is located in the village of Byurakan, Aragatsotn Province, Armenia. It is widely considered that the church was built in 10th century, but there is a lot of data indicating its much greater age, including the décor of the windows of the church and traces …

An Ancient City at the Bottom of Lake Sevan

An Ancient City at the Bottom of Lake Sevan

At the bottom of Lake Sevan, there are ruins of an ancient city with an age of more than 12 thousand years. It was recently found by the experts of the Ayas underwater research club. Lake Sevan is one of the largest highland lakes in Eurasia. Due to its geographic location, its water level often …

The Armenian Cultural Heritage and the Question of Nakhichevan

An eye-catching headline exclaimed: “Azerbaijan destroyed more monuments of the Armenian cultural heritage than the terrorists in the Middle East.” Especially taking into account that the terrorists destroyed not only Armenian monuments. Unfortunately, this is a truth. The mediocre policy developed during the last 2-3 decades of the last century by Heydar Aliyev was successfully …

The 2000-year Falsification of the Armenian History

The 2000-year Falsification of the Armenian History

The history of the Armenian people was widely covered on various Internet resources. That fact is quite noteworthy, especially given the aggressiveness of Armenians’ newly-born neighbors with a donated statehood called Azerbaijan, who have been trying to show and prove their non-existent identity and relation to the territory they inhabited for the past hundred years. …

Ancient Akkad and Babylon called this tree – Armannu

Ancient Akkad and Babylon called this tree - Armannu

At least since the 3rd millennium BC, the peoples of Mesopotamia knew about a large tree with a branching crown growing in Armenia, the flowers of which were located on very short pedicels and blossomed before the leaves. Approximately 50 centuries ago, the population of Ancient Akkad (and later Babylon) already referred to this tree …

The Story of the Catalan Day of the Armenian Gift

The Story of the Catalan Day of the Armenian Gift

In the Catalonian city of Tarragona every year in September, Santa Tecla, one of the largest and brightest holidays of the city, is celebrated. It is also called the day of the Armenian gift. The history of the holiday has its roots in the distant past. When Paul the Apostle preached Christianity in Spain, he …

The Mysterious Monument Gavazan – Tatev, Armenia

The Mysterious Monument Gavazan – Tatev, Armenia

Gavazan (Գավազան), one of the most unique Armenian architectural monuments of the Middle Ages, is located in the courtyard of Tatev Monastery. The monument was built in 904-905. It is an octagonal tower with eight meters of height and is crowned with a khachkar of the Holy Trinity at the top. The main feature of …

Kayan Berd – Lori, Armenia

Kayan Berd fortress is located between the Haghpat (Հաղպատավանք) and Sanahin (Սանահին) monasteries (Lori Province), on the promontory between two canyons. Judging by the wall inscriptions, it was built by the rector of the Haghpat monastery Bishop Hovhannes in 1233.t was called the fortress “Haghpat Surb Nshan” (the names Kayan berd and Dsevank have been …

The Connection of Karahunj with The Pyramids of Giza

The megalithic complex in southern Armenia called Karahunj (Zorats Karer) is not only the most interesting structure in Armenia but also one of the most mysterious stone compositions in the world. How is it different from other megaliths? Firstly, almost all of them date back at the 4th-3rd millennium BC while the age of Karahunj …

The State of Aratta in Sumerian Sources – Artak Movsisyan

The State of Aratta in Sumerian Sources – Artak Movsisyan

The ancient Sumerian and Akkadian written monuments in Mesopotamia provide us with invaluable information on the history of Armenia in 3rd-2nd millennia BC. The Sumerians, the creators of one of the first civilizations in the world in the period prior to the establishment of Southern Mesopotamia, inhabited the regions of the northern Mesopotamia and the …

The Gndevank Monastery – Arpa Canyon, Armenia

The Gndevank Monastery – Arpa Canyon, Armenia

The Gndevank Monastery is located near the village of Gndevaz in the canyon of the Arpa River, the walls of which were formed of basalt hexagons. Along with the canyon of the Azat river, over which the fortress of Garni stands, the canyon of Arpa is the most beautiful “symphony in stone” in the territory …