Video Compilations Featuring Armenian Petroglyphs

Video Compilations Featuring Armenian Petroglyphs

Over the last months, we have accumulated large amounts of information on our site about ancient petroglyphs in Armenia. Our latest material covered the various themes reflected in the Armenian petroglyphs. The rock carvings, some of which are 11,000 years old and even older, contain thousands of years of history and even mention the great …

Sarduri II, A King of the Kingdom of Van

Sarduri II, A King of the Kingdom of Van

Sarduri II was a king of the Kingdom of Van who reigned between 764 and 735 BC. The so-called “Chronology of Sarduri” shedding some light on a 12-year period from his rule reached our times. During the first years of his reign, Sarduri carried on the large-scale city construction undertaken by his predecessors. As for …

Menua, Ruler of the Kingdom of Van

Menua, Ruler of the Kingdom of Van

Menua was the king of the Kingdom of Van (Urartu) in 810 – 781 BC. He was the son of King Ishpuini and grandson of King Sarduri I. Thanks to the efforts of Menua, the territory of the kingdom expanded towards the western and southern shores of Lake Urmia. As a result, the Kingdom of …

Ardvin and Ardvinians – From the Depths of Centuries

Ardvin and Ardvinians – From the Depths of Centuries

It could be said that Ardvinians know almost nothing about their past. That’s literally what writer Abov remarked after his visit to Ardvin (also known as Artvin, a city in northeastern Turkey): “Ardvinians don’t know about their past.” A diplomat N. Ravich stated the same. Even the Armenian Soviet Encyclopedia reads that “data about the …

Ancient Petroglyphs of Armenia

Ancient Petroglyphs of Armenia

The multitude of rock carvings (also known as petroglyphs) discovered in Armenia testifies to the millennia-old history of the rock art in the region. In the Armenian Highlands, the petroglyphic art has developed since the Neolithic and has peaked in the Bronze Age. Apart from artistic purposes, rock carvings have been a communication means because …

The Legend of the Cold Spring of Parandzem

The Legend of the Cold Spring of Parandzem

It has been the toughest period on the war against the Persians. When Persian troops invaded the Armenian kingdom, only King Arshkak, who had been abandoned by the majority of the noblemen, continued to bravely defend his country. Unfortunately, he was captured and imprisoned during negotiations with the Persians. Although Armenia had been conquered by …

Crusaders Greeted in Armenia

Crusaders Greeted in Armenia

Armenians have greatly aided Europeans during the Crusades, which has been described by Pope Gregory XIII in Ecclesia Romana: “Among the good deeds which the Armenian people have done towards the church and the Christian world, it should especially be stressed that, in those times when the Christian princes and the warriors went to retake …

Traditions of Armenian Women’s Attire

Traditions of Armenian Women’s Attire

Women’s attire in Armenia reflects the rich cultural traditions of Armenians. To make attire, they have initially used wool, fur, and later cotton that has been cultivated on the fertile lands of the Armenian valleys. The royal dynasty of the Kingdom of Van (Urartu) has also used silk that had been imported from China. Armenians …

Armenian Folk Dance – The Character of the People

Armenian Folk Dance – The Character of the People

The Armenian folk dance denotes the character of the Armenian people. It features the same grade of versatility as any other type of Armenian national art. The Armenians of Van and Artsakh dance rather differently: they each create unique choreographies and wear different attire. But we are not going to dive too deep into the …