The Spirit of an Armenian Mother

The Spirit of an Armenian Mother

This photo shows the powerful spirit of an Armenian mother! The photo, which depicts an armed Armenian woman with her son from Shatah, was taken in Van. During the massacres in Armenia, all her relatives have been killed. She had to take her only son and flee to the mountains. They were being chased by …

Hovhannes Lazarian’s Ideas of an Armenian Kingdom

Hovhannes Lazarian’s Ideas of an Armenian Kingdom

It should be noted that Hovhannes Lazarian (Ivan Lazarev) mainly had no relation to the resettlement of Armenians in the Crimea. In Crimea, Armenians lived in a small community long before the fall of Ani, but the resettlement mainly occurred during the decline. To the settlement of Azov and its coastal areas, Hovhannes Lazarian seems …

Khardberd – Cities of Western Armenia

Khardberd – Cities of Western Armenia

Kharberd (Խարբերդ) is a city in Western Armenia (modern Turkey). Next to it is a Turkish city founded in 1834 under the name of Mamuretü’l-Aziz (El-Aziz), which is now called Elazığ and is the capital of the Elazığ province. The city has many different names. The Armenian and Byzantine authors called it Kharberd or Karberd …

The War of the Russo-Turkish Tandem Against Armenia

The War of the Russo-Turkish Tandem Against Armenia

It would be great to show this video (more specifically, the segment after the 39th minute) to everyone who tries to argue that Russia saved Armenians from the Turks. The fact that the archives of the SPD (State Political Directorate of Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) and the KGB (also known as Committee for State …

Dutch Engravings of the Armenian Alphabet

A talented Dutch illustrator, engraver, and poet of the late 17th century and early 18th century Jan Luyken lived and worked in Amsterdam. His engravings created for the cartographic 5-volume atlas “The New Marine Torch” published in 1681 as well as illustrations for the books “The Mirror of the Martyrs or the Bloody Theater” (1685) …

Previously Unseen Images of Ani

Previously Unseen Images of Ani

In Armenia, it is forbidden (by the Russian border troops) to take photographs of Ani from the Armenian side of the border. It is also prohibited to photograph two 3D models of Ani in Yerevan – the three-dimensional model of the ruins of Ani, which is on display at the History Museum of Armenia, and …

Life in Armenian Cities of Turkey (+Photo)

Life in Armenian Cities of Turkey

In the past, the city of Mush, which is now located in Turkey, was a major Armenian center. At the beginning of the 20th century, more than ten thousand Armenians lived there. By 2015, that is, exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, almost all ancient buildings were demolished as the Turkish government have been …

The Mystery of an Image of the Biblical Magi

The Mystery of an Image of the Biblical Magi

This image of biblical Magi (otherwise (Three) Wise Men or (Three) Kings) is located in the historical library of Armenian manuscripts in New Julfa (Isfahan, Iran). The faces of the kings, according to Patrick Donabedian and Jean-Michel Thierry, symbolize the three life periods of humans. “Pay attention to the inscriptions on the edges of the …

Samuel S. Cox About Armenians

Samuel S. Cox About Armenians

Samuel S. Cox, an American diplomat stationed in Constantinople at the end of the 19th century, published his memoirs about the Ottoman Empire under the title of “Diversions of a diplomat in Turkey” in 1887. In one section (pages 181-182) on various ethnic groups (Arabs, Armenians, Greeks, Israelis, Kurds, Turks, etc.) of the Ottoman Empire, …

Another slap in the face of Azerbaijanis

Another slap in the face of Azerbaijanis

The video presented below and broadcast on Italian television is called “Another slap in the face of Azerbaijanis”. This refers to the process of mediocre search for national identification by the Azerbaijani agitprop. In the post-Soviet states, media of Russia spreads information supporting the falsification of the history of Azerbaijan, which was invented by Soviet …

Army of Ancient Armenia

The Army of the Ancient Armenia

The history of mankind is primarily bound with wars. The armies of the world march through pages of history textbooks, fighting against each other and constantly improving their armament and combat tactics. We know a lot about the Greek, Roman military art, but the history of the Armenian army’s past is still covered. The archers …

Leonardo da Vinci and The Armenian Architecture

Leonardo da Vinci and The Armenian Architecture

The brilliant representative of the Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci was a fan of Armenian art, as evidenced by his “Armenian letters”, which are included in the manuscript “Atlantic Codex Atlanticus”. He used many of its techniques in his work. His sketches brought from Armenia allow us to draw a conclusion that he was one of …

The Fortress of Arin Berd – Armenia

The Fortress of Arin Berd - Armenia

Fortress Arin Berd – Արին բերդ is a hill on the southeast edge of modern Yerevan, where the remains of the ancient settlement of Erebuni lie. Here in 1879, locals found a stone with cuneiform writings, which dates at the years of the Kingdom of Van’s existence. The drawing and approximate translation of the inscription …

Ghalinjakar Fortress – Armenia

Ghalinjakar Fortress - Armenia

Ghalinjakar (Գալինաջաքար) or Berdavan (Բերդավան) fortress is in the northeast of Armenia in the Tavush province near Noyemberyan and just two steps away from the border with Azerbaijan. Next to the fortress is the village of Berdavan. The Ghalinjakar fortress is tiny and incomparable, for example, with the fortress Amberd (Ամբերդ). It stands on a …

Egyptian Film “Who Killed the Armenians?”, the Main Piece at the “Socially Relevant Films” Festival

Egyptian Film "Who Killed the Armenians?"

In March 2016, the Egyptian film “Who Killed the Armenians?” dedicated to the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire was highly awarded at the American film festival “Socially Relevant Films” held in New York. “Who Killed the Armenians?” is the first documentary film about the tragedy of the Armenian people in the Arabic language. The …

Underground History of Republic Square, Yerevan

Underground History of Republic Square, Yerevan

In 2003, reconstruction works began along the entire perimeter of the Republic Square in Yerevan, Armenia. After the top layer of the asphalt was removed, the remains of stone walls, tiles of black and red tuff, pieces of clay jugs, and clay water pipes appeared before the gaze of the builders. The head of the …

The Edessan Origin of the Shroud of Turin

The Edessan Origin of the Shroud of Turin

Since the end of the 3rd and the beginning of the 4th centuries, the Christians of the East have been spreading information about the existence of the true representation of Jesus in Edessa. The Shroud of Turin or Image of Edessa? Wilson* suggested that the disciples of Jesus, having saved the Shroud of Turin from …