The Harvard Medical School on the Origins of Europeans

The Harvard Medical School on the Origins of Europeans

On the basis of the latest innovative genetic studies, researchers at the Harvard Medical School discussed new theories of human migration identified by complex DNA analyzes. The answers to the human past are hidden in the DNA of the bones in ancient burial mounds and graves. Increasingly, these answers are being identified, as geneticists at …

The Invasion of Alans – Artashes and Satinik

The Invasion of Alans – Artashes and Satinik

In the mid-180s BC, a powerful horde of Sarmatians crossed the Volga river and defeated the Scythians, who until then had reigned in the near Caucasian and Black Sea steppes. The leaders of the Scythians were destroyed or assimilated. Mostly, they merged with the Sarmatian ranks, further strengthening the latter. In the pre-Caucasian and Black …

The Sarvandikar Fortress – Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia

The Sarvandikar Fortress – Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia

Sarvandikar (Սարվանդիքար) fortress of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia was located in the mountains of the Amanus Pass. It belonged to the Armenian royal dynasty of Hethumids (Հեթումյաններ). Today, the fortress is located on the territory of Turkey, in the province of Osmaniye. The unapproachable Amanus Pass located in the east of the Armenian kingdom …

Ireland and Armenia: Studies in Language, History and Narrative

Ireland and Armenia: Studies in Language, History and Narrative

The reviewed collection of scientific articles is the 61st volume of the series “Journal of Indo-European Studies”, which is authoritative in academic circles. Editors of the book are Maxim Fomin (Ireland), Alvard Jivanyan (Armenia), and Seamus Mac Mathuna (Ireland). The collection contains scientific articles exploring the historiographic, linguistic, cultural, anthropological, mythological, and other aspects of …

Pagan temple complex in Ogmik – Armenia

Pagan temple complex in Ogmik - Armenia

Archaeologist Hayk Hakobyan informed journalists about an ancient pagan temple complex excavated in Ogmik in northwestern areas of Shirak province, Armenia. “We have already found altars, idols, clay figures, and animal carcasses sacrificed to the gods. Carcasses of rams and deer were sacrificed to Anahit and Astghik, and goats to Vahagn. On one of the …

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 …