Yarkhushta, Ancient Armenian Military Dance

Yarkhushta, Ancient Armenian Military Dance

The military dance Yarkhusta is extremely musical, playful, and verbal. It belongs to the so-called “tsap” dance type (ծափ տալ – to clap). The “tsap” dances are ancient military dances, which include Tak Yarkhushta, Slivani Yarkhushta, Khazani Yarhkushta, and several others. In the Yarkushta dances, the main movements are accented by hits of the palms …

Cultural Genocide After the Genocide of a Nation – The Turkish Policy of Destroying Armenian Monuments (Video + English Subs)

Cultural Genocide After the Genocide of a Nation

The film shows the condition of the Historical Monuments residing in Western Armenia, which has been occupied by Turkey since 1915. Additionally, it exposes the policy of Turkish authorities on the annihilation of the Armenian historical monuments and shows the present-day state of the Armenian artifacts compared to their condition several decades ago. Their actions …

My Credo – Garegin Nzhdeh (Excerpts)

My Credo – Garegin Nzhdeh (Excerpts)

“If we are capable of connecting with a nation spiritually, we can say that our soul has acquired the ability to empathize with nations. I will profess truth. But if my people do not do the same, they will face frequent discord and even separation. I accept that everyone who selfishly puts his “I” above …

The Mystery of the Origins of the “Organ” Mountain

The Mystery of the Origins of the “Organ” Mountain

For a long time, mysteries surrounded the bizarre natural formations, the basalt pillars. Their natural architecture is associated with man-made citadels. Shaping the canyon of the Azat River, two hundred-meter-high basalt columns amaze people with their perfection. The sources of the mountain river are located on the Gegham volcanic massif and feed on the thawed …

Dutch Newspaper Reporting on Armenian Massacres – 28-05-1915

Dutch Newspaper Reporting on Armenian Massacres

Dutch newspaper “Nieuwe Tilburgsche Courant” reported on the Armenian massacres with two articles in their 05-28-1915 edition. The English translation of the reports is as follows:  Prosecutions of Christians in Armenia The British press bureau announced that the governments of the UK, France, and Russia had made the following public statement: During the past month, …

Armenia and the Arab Caliphates

Armenia and the Arab Caliphates

In the middle of the 7th century, a new state based on a recently created religion called Islam was established. At the peak of its power, the Arab Caliphate (the Umayyad Caliphate, to be precise) covered the land from Spain to India. At one time, it was the largest political entity. In Armenia, the Arabs …

Armenia in 1918-1920 – Short Resume

Armenia in 1918-1920 – Short Resume

After the singing of the Bolshevik “decree on peace”, the front disintegrated, the soldiers left their positions, and hurried home to share the lands. The Armenians were left alone against their enemy. Turkey didn’t wait long to start an offense. Despite the heroic resistance of the scattered Armenian detachments, the offensive of Turkey was successful. …

Bolsheviks and Turks Against Armenia

Bolsheviks and Turks Against Armenia

After the Sovietization of Transcaucasia, the Bolsheviks divided the spheres of influence in the South Caucasus together with the Turkish Kemalists. Armenia was divided between Turkey and Bolshevik Russia. The Kars and Ardahan regions moved to Turkey while the territories eastward entered the sphere of influence of Russia once again. After another Armenian-Turkish war, in …

Mashtots Hayrapet Church – Garni, Armenia

Mashtots Hayrapet Church – Garni, Armenia

Mashtots Hayrapet church (Մաշտոց Հայրապետ եկեղեցի) was built of a red tuff on the site of a pagan shrine located in the village of Garni, Kotayk Province, in the 12th century. To the right of the entrance is a stone with carved images of birds, which is inextricably linked to the past pagan sanctuary standing …

Recent DNA Study On the Origins of the First Civilizations of Greece Revealed Armenian Traces

Recent DNA Study On the Origins of the First Civilizations

Some of the earliest traces of European civilizations are mostly found in modern Greece along the Aegean Sea. In the Bronze Age, two well-known archaeological cultures emerged in that region. The culture of the island of Crete is widely considered “Europe’s first major experience of civilization”. It actually is Europe’s first literate civilization. But the …

Armenians and Ukraine – The Armenian Origin of Princess Anna

Armenians and Ukraine – The Armenian Origin of Princess Anna

Famous Ukrainian scientist, philosopher, Armenologist, Candidate of Philosophy Irina Yakovlevna Gayuk answered the questions of AnalitikaUA.net. “Irina Yakovlevna, you are the author of the “Encyclopedia of Armenian Culture in Ukraine”. How do you assess the historic role of the Armenian community in Ukraine?” “You know, it is difficult to answer such questions. Saying “huge” or …

Northern Artsakh and Gardman

Northern Artsakh and Gardman

I have long been interested in the Armenian villages of Northern Artsakh (Արցախ) or Gardman (Գարդման), info on which I searched for a long time, but did not find anything. Meanwhile, prior to the well-known events of 1988, about half a hundred Armenian villages, including Gyulistan, Getashen, Gajishen, Voskanapat, Chiragidzor, Agjikend, Barsum, Banants, Dashkesan, Mountainous …

Deportations of Armenians in USSR

Deportations of Armenians in USSR

The night from June 13 to June 14, 1949, became “black” for the representatives of the Armenian people. The soldiers surrounded their houses from all sides, not allowing relatives or neighbors to approach. In the first half of 1949, the top leadership of the USSR had a plan to deport some of the Armenian people …