Village of Ushi – Armenia

Village of Ushi – Armenia

Lately, archaeological groups from all around the globe have been working in Armenia. Although Polish, Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian, and many other research groups over the years have carried out a plethora of archaeological excavations, there still is a large number of uninvestigated corners. One of those places is the village of Ushi in Aragatsotn …

Medieval Wine Press Facility Discovered in Yeghegnadzor

Medieval Wine Press Facility Discovered in Yeghegnadzor

In the area adjacent to the number 1 school of the city of Yeghegnadzor, Vayots Dzor Province, Armenia, archaeologists recently discovered a medieval wine press facility. The responsible excavation was entrusted to Karen Azatyan, the director of the Geological Museum of Yeghegnadzor and a scientific employee of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the …

Prominent Relief Organizations for the Armenian Genocide

Prominent Relief Organizations for the Armenian Genocide

The 1915 Armenian Genocide wasn’t carried out behind closed doors. Surely, WWI was in the center of the world’s attention, but the news of mass killings and deportations soon became known by the world community nonetheless. The world found out and reacted. And since then, this reaction became the basis for the international humanitarian movement. …

Armin T. Wegner, Photographer of the Genocide

Armin T. Wegner, Photographer of the Genocide

Armin T. Wegner was a German soldier, medic, and an amateur photographer in the years of WWI. Accidentally becoming a witness to the Armenian Genocide, Wegner took photographs that now comprise “the core of witness images of the Genocide.” During his service in the Ottoman Empire, Wegner took hundreds of photos and attempted to introduce …

The Brief Chronology of the Armenian Genocide: Never Again

The Brief Chronology of the Armenian Genocide

The below-presented short film briefly introduces the chronology of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. The memory of the past can be a guarantee to its non-repetition. In 1915, the Ottoman government commenced their plan on the massacres and deportations of Armenians and other Christian peoples living in the territory of the Ottoman Empire. The majority of …

Yeprem Khan – Armenian Fidayis

Yeprem Khan – Armenian Fidayis

Yeprem Khan (born Yeprem Davtyan) was born in the village of Barsum of Elisabethpol Governorate in 1868. The idea of the liberation of the Armenian people has captivated him since his youth. In the 1870s, he together with two friends moved to Tiflis to support the commenced movement. In the 1880s, Davtyan moved to Western …

Hamazasp Srvandztyan – Armenian Fedayis

Hamazasp Srvandztyan – Armenian Fedayis

Hamazasp Srvandztyan was born in the city of Van in 1873. Since the early years of his life, he has been engaged in the Armenian revolutionary movement. Evading Turkish persecutions, Srvandztyan soon moved to Erivan (modern Yerevan), and then to Shusha. In 1905-06, Srvandztyan partook in the Armenian-Turkish encounters and immediately demonstrated his courage. In …

A Masterpiece of Armenian Miniature – Cilicia

A Masterpiece of Armenian Miniature – Cilicia

This skillfully executed 13th-century portrait depicts a king of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia Leo II, his wife Keran, as well as their three sons and two daughters. Receiving the blessing of the Lord, the royal family is portrayed at the bottom of the miniature. This unique piece from the handwritten Gospel of Queen Keran …

The Golden Age Era Rebirth of Armenian Education

The Golden Age Era Rebirth of Armenian Education

The title of this material, unfortunately, doesn’t have anything to do with modern Armenia. It relates to the golden age of the Armenian history, which falls in the era of Mesrop Mashtots’ and Sahak Partev’s activity. Back in the days, Mashtots realized the importance of knowledge and education from the standpoint of both the education …