Jean-Jacques Rousseau Wore Armenian Apparel

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Wore Armenian Apparel

French writer, thinker and composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau preferred to wear Armenian clothes. In the painting from the public library of the University of Geneva Rousseau is captured in an Armenian costume. Jean-Jacques Rousseau is buried in the commune of Ermenonville in northern France. For the first time the castle of Ermenonville was mentioned in 9th century …

Ancient Extraterrestrial Civilizations

Ancient Extraterrestrial Civilizations

About 45 thousand years ago astronauts from the planet Marduk arrived on Earth and built its first city, a spaceport not far away from mountain Ararat, which served as an excellent landmark for landing shuttles called as Sippar (city of birds). “Stairway to Heaven”, Zecharia Sitchin (1980). Theories about such distant events on Earth, especially …

Ancient Armenian Deities

Ancient Armenian Deities

Mythology of Armenian tribes and later the Armenian nation itself represents pantheons belonging to different periods of history of Armenia. Originally Urartian in nature, the pantheon was similar to religions of Near East’s states. There are signs which indicate that the ancient Armenians were initially nature worshipers and that this faith in time was transformed …

World’s First Book of Arithmetic Tasks

World’s First Book of Arithmetic Tasks

The world’s first textbook of arithmetic tasks was compiled by Armenian scientist, mathematician of 5th-6th cc. David the Invincible (Դավիթ Անհաղթ). A copy of this task book is now kept in the Matenadaran (Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts) in Yerevan, Armenia. Biographical information about David is quite scanty. He was born approximately in mid-seventies …

Armenia Has Never Been Conquered By Alexander The Great

“Armenia Has Never Been Conquered

Armenia has been never conquered by Alexander the Great and has never been a part of his empire. Tran, a historian at the University of Cambridge, in his study of the conquests of Alexander noted: “Alexander the Great appointed Mithrenes as the satrap (the governor of provinces of the ancient Median and Achaemenid Empires and …

“United Kingdom Is In Debt To Armenia”

“United Kingdom Is In Debt To Armenia”

Armenian geologist Suren Ayvazyan was certain that United Kingdom owed Armenia billion in unknown currency. According to some information and him particularly, in 1378 the king of Armenian Kingdom Cilicia Leo V (Levon V, occasionally Levon VI) transferred the treasury of the kingdom to the King of England Edward III for safekeeping. Two monarchs signed …

The map of Armenia from Kircher’s Book “Noah’s Ark”

The map of Armenia from Kircher’s Book “Noah's Ark”

According to the map of Athanasius Kircher (sometimes erroneously spelled Kirchner) from the 1675 book “Noah’s Ark”, the Heaven was located near Ararat mount and the Armenian Upland, between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. Armenia was considered to be the whereabouts of the Paradise. Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680) was a German Jesuit scholar, erudite, philosopher, mathematician, …

Gorgin Khan – Armenians of India

Gorgin Khan – Armenians of India

Gorgin Khan (also known as Griogor Harutyunyan) was the commander of the Bengal army and is national hero of India. For participation in the significant liberation struggle of the Indian people against Britain Armenians received great respect from their Hindu allies. In the days of victory over the enemy in the cities and villages of …

Map of Armenia By Fernão Vaz Dourado

Map of Armenia By Fernão Vaz Dourado

Portuguese cartographer Fernão Vaz Dourado’s map below depicts Lesser Armenia (Փոքր Հայք) and Greater Armenia (Մեծ Հայք). The main river tributaries extend through the Black and Caspian Seas, occupying territories that are now known as Georgia, Azerbaijan and most of eastern Turkey, including Mount Ararat. The map belongs to the third period of the old …

The Mysterious Armenian Alphabet

The Mysterious Armenian Alphabet

The Armenian alphabet is one of the most significant accomplishments of the Armenian nation. It was invented in 405 AD by Armenian linguist, theologian, statesman and hymnologist Mesrop Mashtots. Armenians appreciate and respect their alphabet and consider it a cultural miracle. But the most astonishing thing about the alphabet is its link with the periodic …

Mystery of Origin of Armenian People

Mystery of Origin of Armenian People

“Do you know who Armenian people are? They are people who among the whole mankind have the most mysterious history, “- Leon Blois. The Sumerian “myth” about the creation of Man attracts special attention: “Perhaps the most interesting result of the comparative analysis of the Sumerian poem and the Bible is the consequent explanation of …

Volcano Azhdahak – Ancient Armenia

Volcano Azhdahak – Ancient Armenia

Azhdahak is an extinct volcano, the highest point of Gegham mountains with elevation of 3597 m (11801,18 ft) above sea. The volcanic field of Gegham mountains last erupted at 1900 BC ± 1000 years. Azhdahak is the third highest mountain on the territory of modern Armenia after mounts Aragats and Kaputjugh. Azhdahak is particularly notable …

Archive Images of Western Armenia

Archive Images of Western Armenia

Nowadays almost every Armenian construction standing in Western Armenian region of Turkey is ruined. Some believe that Western Armenian churches have visible stylistic difference from temples in Republic of Armenia, and they look more like mosques. They suggest that the form of the temples of Western Armenia on the territory of the Ottoman Empire has …

Armenian Gampr Dog, The Ancient Wolfhound

Armenian Gampr Dog, The Ancient Wolfhound

Before presenting one the most ancient wolfhounds of the planet known as Armenian Gampr dog, the owner of one Violetta Gabrielyan sends greetings to the whole world with words “barev dzez” (բարև ձեզ – hello). “Absence of oil in Armenia is not a problem. Our oil is behind us on this beautiful hill near the …

Pghindzavank, Armenian Monastery-Fortress

Pthgavank, Armenian Monastery-Fortress

Pghindzavank is a monastery-fortress on a small plateau in the village of Pthgni in the Lori Province of Armenia, near the Debed river’s canyon. Pghindzavank has been a strategically significant site during Bagratuni and Kiurikian dynasties’ rule in Armenia. In the early 13th century atabeg Ivane Mkhargrzeli of Zakarids-Mkhargrzeli dynasty, who was an influential official …

Snake Wars – Ararat Plain

Snake Wars – Ararat Plain

This incident occurred not so long ago. Eyewitnesses have been talking about a big battle of snakes near the city of Vedi in Goravan State Sanctuary in Armenia. Huge hordes of snakes have been interwoven in a mortal battle so fiercely that the endless rumble of the action could have been heard throughout the whole …