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 …

Surb Gayane Church – Vagharshapat, Armenia

Surb Gayane Church – Vagharshapat, Armenia

The Surb Gayane Church is located in the Vagharshapat city (also known as Etchmiadzin), Armenia. It is a part of the Etchmiadzin Cathedral Complex. Here at ca. 300, king Trdat executed 40 Christian women. One of them, Surb Hripsime, was buried separately. 38 women were buried slightly to the west while Surb Gayane was put …

Recent Study Revealed the Armenian Origins of the Etruscans

Recent Study Revealed the Armenian Origins of the Etruscans

The onetime Etruria region located in present-day Central Italy gave birth to one of the first European civilizations. The origins of the Etruscan civilization have long been a subject of debates among scholars. Most of the known information has been gathered from ancient texts, archaeological findings, and, in the last few years, through genetic analyses. …

Armenian Behayna Kingdom – Paris Herouni

Armenian Behayna Kingdom - Paris Herouni

In many books on history it is said that in territory of the Great Armenia 4300 – 4200 years ago there lived tribes of Hourites (or Hayassa). These are wrong, because they were not tribes and did not have said names. They were Armenians-Aryans living all the time in the Great Armenian Kingdom. In Armenia …

Culture in Great Armenia – Paris Herouni

Culture in Great Armenia - Paris Herouni

Excavations in Armenian Highland Near Armenian historical town Arhan (now Ergani in Diarbekir region of Turkey) 9500-year-old town with very high culture was excavated in 80-es of last century [91]. The monumental houses of this town were built according to one general project. Many tools, instruments and weapons made from copper and marks of developed …

An Observatory in Armenia is 7500 Years Old

An Observatory in Armenia is 7,500 Years Old

Karahunj or Zorats Karer, also known as the Armenian Stonehenge, is a megalithic stone circle located in the vicinity of Sisian, 200 km from the capital of Armenia, Yerevan. The name “Karahunj ” is considered to have been derived from two Armenian words – “kar” (Armenian: քար, stone), and hunge or hoonch (Armenian: հունչ, sound), which …

How Milk Arrived in Europe from the Armenian Highlands – the Milk Revolution

How Milk Arrived in Europe from the Armenian Highlands

Armenian Highlands are considered an important center of early technological and agricultural inventions. Thanks to its positioning at the crossroads between Europe, Middle East, and Asia, earliest human technologies and genetics spread to Europe during the Neolithic revolution, when humans abandoned hunting and gathering to start settling down. The oldest center of stock farming can …

Armenians in Babylon – Paris Herouni

Armenians in Babylon - Paris Herouni

The town and State Babylon arose in South Mesopotamia during the process of building of Babylon Tower by Armenian Kesar Hayk, approximately at the period of 2526 – 2495 BC, when at that place many workers were settled. In this land from the old time many Armenians lived. The first King of this land was …

Armenian Kesar Hayk – Paris Herouni

Armenian Kesar Hayk

According to the Bible (and also by Movses Khorenatsi [20, p. 12]) the Armenian Kesar Torgom, the father of Hayk, was the third after lafet (Habeth), son of Noah. By the name of Kesar Torgom Armenia was also called (sometimes until now) ”Torgom’s home (dome)”. In the middle of ID millennium BC the son of …

Bronze Age Monuments of the Metsamor Castle

Bronze Age Monuments of the Metsamor Castle

Polish and Armenian archaeologists carried out research of a large ancient settlement located in Metsamor, Armenia. As a result of the three-season work, the team of archaeologists unearthed large quantities of pottery representing three millennia, to be precise, from the 3rd millennium BC to the 1st century AD. Researchers also discovered gold and carnelian necklaces, …

4,000 Years Old Wagons Found in Lchashen, Armenia

4,000 Years Old Wagons Found in Lchashen, Armenia

In the scope of tens and tens of archaeological excavations, researchers have discovered a vast variety of ancient artifacts. Possibly the most astounding artifacts were unearthed in the Lchashen village in the vicinity of Lake Sevan. They include over a dozen of well-preserved four- and two-wheel wagons, as well as wagons with folding wheels. Two …

Armenians in America – Paris Herouni

Armenians in America - Paris Herouni

There are many enigmas in Old History of Central America, coming from the period of many thousand years ago, l.e, before the well known period of Mayas, Aztecs (Mexico), Incas (Peru, Bolivia, Chile) cultures of n millennium BC- 11 millennium AD. These enigmas include the presence of the same old legends of population of all …

New Mysteries of Ani, Ancient Armenian City

New Mysteries of Ani, Ancient Armenian City

Lately, Turkish archaeologists published their discoveries made near the ancient Armenian capital, Ani (now located in the Turkish Kars Province). They include an irrigation network and storm channels connected to a vast chain of belowground tunnels dug beneath Ani. The ancient, powerful Ani, the capital of the state of the Armenian Bagratuni dynasty, now stands …