New DNA study shows Armenian genetic traces across the world

New DNA study shows Armenian genetic traces across the world

A recent paper in the “Science” journal published by Hellenthal et al. (2014) revealed extensive admixture in human populations during the last few thousand years. Being a result of meeting and breeding of past populations, admixture leaves genetic traces within the descendants’ genomes. Unfortunately, over time, the genetic evidence decays and becomes hard to track. …

3,000 Years Old Settlement in Eastern Turkey Exhibits Armenian Traces

3,000 Years Old Settlement in Eastern Turkey Exhibits Armenian Traces

The recently discovered archaeological settlement of Tunceli Province appears to hold Armenian writing on ancient stones. The discovery of a large 3,000 years old settlement in Eastern Turkey has been widely featured in Turkish media in 2013. Thanks to English translation from several sources like Worldbulletin, the news reached international audiences as well. The article …

Armenians in the Middle East – Paris Herouni

Armenians in the Middle East - Paris Herouni

Armenians were in territories of present Syria, Lebanon and Palestine from the very old time (before the Great Deluge) on their way to the Phoenicia and Egypt. They played an important role in the formation of local nations. Armenians taught inhabitants knowledge, art of houses and towns building, the adoration to the kind AR God …

Gampr Dogs to Guard the Borders of Armenia

Gampr Dogs to Guard the Borders of Armenia

In September 2016, the Kennel Union of Armenia entered into an agreement with the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia in order to enhance the defense of the state’s borders. The program has been in development during the last several years, and it will soon be put into action. Subsequently, the Armenian state …

The Six-Pointed Star in Armenian Culture

The Six-Pointed Star in Armenian Culture

The Wheel of Eternity is possibly the most iconic Armenian symbol. Armenians have depicted it in several ways, including inside a pointed star. Unfortunately, the six-pointed symbol isn’t known so well in relation to Armenians. Today, people mostly associate the six-pointed star (hexagram) with the Jewish Star of David, the modern symbol of Jewish identity …

Christianity Adopting in The Great Armenia

Christianity Adopting in The Great Armenia

The Christianity arose from the kind, creative and human AR (Sun) – Father Main God Armenian religion, as its continuation and in Christianity the God-Father from the very beginning until now is the same AR (Sun) – Father Main God. About deep connection between Christianity and old Armenian knowleadge, culture and symbols of the AR-Father …

Armenians in Europe – Greece – Paris Herouni

Armenians in Europe - Greece - Paris Herouni

The first Armenian expeditions to Europe took place probably in V IV millennia BC. The main purpose was researching the lands, measuring latitudes of different points and building simple observatories having some analogy with Carahunge. Afterwards, at the time of Armenian Kesar Hayk (the middle of ill millennium BC) many Monuments were rebuilt with local …

Armenians, “A Living Fossil” – Thousands of Years of Armenian Ancestry

Armenians, “A Living Fossil” – Thousands of Years of Armenian Ancestry

Recently, several genetic studies examined Armenian DNA, revealing some fascinating and, most importantly, consistent results. For instance, the 2014 Hellenthal et. al. study investigated worldwide human admixture history in the period of the past 4,000 years, allowing them to create a Genetic Atlas of human admixture. Oddly, experts could not identify any Armenian admixture for …

The Great Armenia in 5-1 Millennia BC

The Great Armenia in 5-1 Millennia BC

Before ID-I1 mill. BC in the World there were no wars, because the main power had the Great Armenia and other Armenian old Kingdoms and Armenians were not aggressive, never wanted to occupy the territories of other people or countries. They went to many other lands with the single noble mission to propagate the humanity …

The Oldest-in-the-World Reed Clothing Discovered in Armenia

The Oldest-in-the-World Reed Clothing Discovered in Armenia

A fragment of a reed skirt was discovered during archaeological excavations in the Areni-1 cave in southern Armenia. The head of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography in Yerevan Pavel Avetisyan said that the artifact was found in 2010. Although they had originally reported on their discovery, interest towards it grew further just recently. “This …

Toponyms “Armenia” and “Urartu” are Synonymous

Toponyms “Armenia” and “Urartu” are Synonymous

It is certainly known that Armenia and Urartu are synonymous. In Darius the Great’s Behistun inscription (ca. 520 BC), the Babylonian toponym “Urashtu” appears as “Armina” in Old Persian and “Harminuia” in Elamite, which correspond to modern “Armenia”. The land is called “Ararat” in Hebrew as well. The toponym “Urartu” appeared as a regional rather …

The Temple or Tomb of Garni

The Temple or Tomb of Garni

The Garni Temple is a renovated Hellenistic temple in Garni, Armenia. It is now the only Greco-Roman structure standing in Armenia and the former Soviet Union. The temple is the most known symbol of pre-Christian Armenia. In all likelihood, the temple was built by King Trdat I of Armenia in the 1st century AD and …

Ancient Shrines for Predicting the Future in Armenia

Ancient Shrines for Predicting the Future in Armenia

Live Science reports about the discovery of three ancient, 3,000 years old shrines within a fortress on a hill in Gegharot, Armenia. It is assumed that local rulers used the sanctuaries for divination, a practice for predicting the future. Each of the structures consists of a single room with a clay basin filled with ash …