Coats of Arms of Historical Armenia

Coats of Arms of Historical Armenia

Since antiquity, the Eagle and the Lion have been the most common themes of Armenian iconography, particularly, on Armenian coats of arms. Below, you can see a variety of artifacts with Armenian national and royal emblems. The list is quite long yet incomplete. 230 BC. A coin of King Arsames II of the Armenian Kingdom …

Karahunj Date Conclusion

Karahunj Date Conclusion

We considered four independent astronomical Methods of Karahunj age determination: the Sun and Moon rising and setting Azimuth shifts (Table 3), Zenith point star crossing (Table 4), Star rising and setting Azimuths (Table 5) and Star culmination Elevations (Table 6) See below. It is very interesting that all four Methods of dating have given the …

Armenians of Byzantine Empire

Armenians of Byzantine Empire

Many details of Armenian history have been neglected and covered due to centuries of foreign domination. For instance, much of the influence of the Armenians on the Byzantine Empire has been concealed first by the Ottomans and then by the Soviets. However, it is known for certain that the contributions of Armenians to the Byzantine …

The Letter of Hovhannes Tumanyan to Andranik Ozanyan

The Letter of Hovhannes Tumanyan to Andranik Ozanyan

In 1917, responding to Andranik’s call to save their homeland from the approaching danger, Hovhannes Tumanyan without hesitation sent his adult children (four sons and four daughters) to his service. When homeland is endangered “I have four sons, and I put all of them under the government’s, National Assembly’s, and your command. As for my …

Origins of World Civilization and the Sumerians

Origins of World Civilization and the Sumerians

In the 50s of the 20th century, it has been widely considered that the very first civilization emerged around 5,000 years ago, and its creators had been the Sumerians. During the last decades, historians have addressed volcanologists to estimate the age of the lava which had flooded one of the American temples. According to the …

Drones at the Service of Archaeologists – Armenia

Drones at the Service of Archaeologists - Armenia

An archaeologist from Purdue University is using drone technology to capture data from Bronze Age archaeological sites in Armenia. An associate professor of anthropology Ian Lindsay, who has been working in the South Caucasus region for 15 years, said, “Drones are a new tool in archaeologists’ toolkits.” It’s a good alternative to kites, balloons, or …

King Hayk’s Calendar – Ancient Armenia

King Hayk's Calendar - Ancient Armenia

Much more information is known about Armenian next old fixed calendar, called “Hayots Boun Tomar” (HBT) – Armenian Basic Calendar (ABC) started in 2492 BC by order of Armenian King Hayk (about 24932444 BC, P.H.), who had the title “Kesar”, Le. “Half AR”, “Half Sun”, “Half God”, because Armenian King was in the same time …