Tegher Monastery – Aragatsotn, Armenia

Tegher Monastery – Aragatsotn, Armenia

Tegher Monastery is located in on the southeastern slope of Mount Aragats at an altitude of 1650 – 1700 meters, in the village of the same name. The monastery consists of the 1213 Surb Astvatsatsin Church, as well as a vestibule that was adjoined to the monastery in 1221. The inscription left by the builders …

Anton the Armenian – Venice

Anton the Armenian - Venice

One of the Venetian streets bears the name of Anton Suryan, who was more commonly known as Anton the Armenian. There is very little reliable information on him, but what we have is quite enough to learn about the uncommon intellect of this man and the key role he played in the history of the …

Armenia and The Sassanid Empire

Armenia and The Sassanid Empire

The years of the Sassanian Empire’s existence have been crucial for Armenia. Back in those days occurred significant changes in the direction of the social-economic development of the country. In particular, the rise of feudalism has driven out slave-owning from Armenia before it even managed to establish itself. Feudalism in Armenia mostly developed on the …

Aurora Mardiganian in the History of Cinema

Aurora Mardiganian in the History of Cinema

Aurora Prize for Awakening of Humanity was established in honor of Aurora Mardiganian in 2016. The purpose of Aurora Prize is to recognize and express gratitude to individuals and organizations that devoted themselves to saving human lives and the promotion of humanism. Aurora Prize is awarded on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide …

Haghpat Monastery – Armenia

Haghpat Monastery – Armenia

Haghpat Monastery is located in the village of the same name in northern Armenia, 10 km from the town of Alaverdi. This monastery is a significant example of the medieval Armenian architectonics. It is distinguished by its compact and asymmetric layout and its beautiful silhouette on the hilly terrain. In 1996, Haghpat Monastery along with …

World-Renowned Armenian Artists – Part 2

World-Renowned Armenian Artists – Part 2

Arshak Fetvadjian (Արշակ Ֆետվաջյան, 1866-1947) was an artist, painter, and designer. He is particularly known as the author of the wash drawings of the medieval Armenian city of Ani, as well as a designer of road signs and post stamps of the First Republic of Armenia. Over 20 years of his activity, Fetvadjian has created …

History Museum of Armenia, Yerevan

History Museum of Armenia, Yerevan

Beholding ancient artifacts plays a big role in establishing a spiritual connection with a nation’s history. The sensation of the closeness of the hands of ancient craftsmen who made the preserved artifacts is simply invaluable. Every time I manage to pay a visit to the Geghard Monastery, I make sure to climb its ancient staircase, …

The Healing Power of Armenian Soil

The Healing Power of Armenian Soil

An old German book “Gart der Gesundheit” (German: “garden of health”, 1470) describes the healing properties of the Armenian soil. The modern medicine has advanced significantly during the subsequent centuries, and examining the knowledge of older generations is rather interesting. Armenian bole (also known as bolus armenus or bole armoniac) is an earthy clay that …

Beautiful Views of Artsakh – Photo

Beautiful Views of Artsakh – Photo

Artsakh is a historical territory in the Transcaucasia, which has been the 9th province of the Greater Armenia. It covered the area of the modern Republic of Artsakh and its adjacent areas. Since the 2nd century BC until 387 AD, Artsakh has been a province of Greater Armenia, the northeastern borders of which passed along …

Surb Stepanos Monastery – Julfa

Surb Stepanos Monastery - Julfa

The 9th-century Surb Stepanos Monastery (Armenian: Սուրբ Ստեփանոս վանք) was located in the ancient Armenian settlement of Julfa. Today, it resides 15 km southwest of the present-day Iranian city of Jolfa in the deep canyon of the Aras River. In 2008, the Surb Stepanos Monastery was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. During one …

World-Renowned Armenian Artists

World-Renowned Armenian Artists

Armenia has gifted the world with artists prominent all around the world, and while such artists as Ivan Aivazovsky, Arshile Gorky, Hakob Kojoyan, and Martiros Saryan are the most famous of them all, there has been a far larger number of skilled Armenian artists that you can imagine. Today, the paintings of these talented Artistsdecorate …