Turkish Documents on the Armenian Genocide

Turkish Documents on the Armenian Genocide

The contents of the documents published below are the classified instructions of the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Ottoman Empire Talaat Pasha and the order of the Minister of War Enver Pasha on the extermination of Armenians residing in Turkey. Besides, you will see two letters addressed to the representative of the Young Turks …

Concealment of the Origins of Armenian Artifacts

Concealment of the Origins of Armenian Artifacts

Undoubtedly, Armenia and the Armenian Highlands are the most interesting historical places on earth. This makes Armenians happy and proud even though some of their valuable artifacts are found during excavations on the territories of the Armenian Highlands that are not a part of the modern Republic of Armenia. That’s because all these finds are …

Marco Polo and Armenia

Marco Polo (1254-1324) was a Venetian merchant and traveler who introduced the history and research of his journeys in the famous work “Book of the Marvels of the World.” The book serves as a valuable source of geographical, ethnographical, and historical knowledge about Armenia, China, Kazakhstan, Iran, and other countries. According to Marco Polo, Armenia …

Lord Byron and the Armenian Language

On December 2, 1816, Lord Byron arrived at the Monastery of Mekhitarists in Venice to study the Armenian language. With the help of the abbots from the monastery of the island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni (Saint Lazarus of the Armenians), the poet got actively acquainted with the Armenian manuscripts and later would speak about …

A Stone Book in Kharberd – Historical Armenia

A Stone Book in Kharberd – Historical Armenia

In historical Western Armenia on the territory of ancient Kharberd, an ancient stone book with Armenian engravings was discovered. It was found during archaeological excavations in the city of Elazığ (historical Kharberd) located in the territory of modern Turkey near the Armenian church of Surb Karapet (Սուրբ Կարապետ, the Turkish name – Kizil-Kilise). The stone …

Armenian Monastery’s Aid for Napoleon

The Armenian monastery located in the old Jaffa (Tel Aviv) keeps a lot of stories. At one time, it served as a haven for sailors. And another time, the outstanding French statesman Napoleon Bonaparte asked its Armenian patriarch for help. The monastery of St. Nicholas is located in one of the old ports of Tel …

Fridtjof Nansen – A Friend of Armenians

Fridtjof Nansen – A Friend of Armenians

Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930) was a Norwegian scientist, polar researcher, oceanographer, social activist, and humanist. At the end of the 19th century, he was already known to the whole world as an oceanographer and explorer of the Arctic. After the end of the World War I, Nansen was appointed the High Commissioner for Refugees of the …

Parandzem – Queen of Armenia

Parandzem – Queen of Armenia

The siege laid by the Persian army to the impregnable Armenian fortress Artagers had already lasted for fourteen months, but it seemed that neither losses nor the generous promises or threats of the enemy and not even the extremely harsh winter of 367 could break the spirit of its defenders, the Queen Parandzem and her …

Civilization and Arts of Armenia – Maximillien de Lafayette

Civilization and Arts of Armenia - Maximillien de Lafayette

Internet publisher Lulu.com published three books by Maximillien de Lafayette on the cultural, social, religious, and artistic heritage of Armenia (Civilization and Arts of Armenia from Pre-History to the Present Day: Its Culture, Society, Stars, Artists and Celebrities). The book is named “Civilization and Arts of Armenia from Pre-History to the Present Day: its Culture, …

Separation of Georgian and Armenian Churches

Separation of Georgian and Armenian Churches

Note: The Kingdom of Georgia, the first state associated with Georgians, appeared in the 11th century. Georgians have nothing to do with the Iberians by themselves. Therefore, anything about Georgian identity before that period probably should not be trusted entirely. Initially, the Georgian Church recognized the supremacy of the Armenian Church partly for political reasons …

Ancient Armenia – Land of Gold

Ancient Armenia – Land of Gold

With the fall of central power in the Akkadian Empire, northern Babylonia was occupied by mountaineers called the Gutians. Those ferocious people are described as disgusting and frightening in various notes. However, Gutians probably did not have much influence in southern Babylonia, which predominantly remained Sumerian both in terms of population and culture. Moreover, the …

Our Roots Are Our Histories

The need for national unity as the main formula for the successful historical development of an independent Armenian state and statehood is quite significant. Why is a Day of National Identity a thing now? It should have not only gained state status long ago but also be the primary Armenian national holiday. After all, one …

King Argishti I, the Founder of Yerevan

King Argishti I, the Founder of Yerevan

A King of Kingdom of Van Argishti I, the son of Menua II, succeeded his brother and king Inushpa. During the years of his reign, the Kingdom of Van reached the zenith of its military-political power. Fighting against Assyria, Argishti got an upper hand and pushed back Assyria’s influence beyond the borders of Northern Mesopotamia, …

The Mystery of Portasar

The Mystery of Portasar

Turkey continues to distort history and appropriate the Armenian historical and cultural heritage. As the chief scientific adviser of the expedition of the Oxford University’s program “Stones and Stars” and Candidate of Biological Sciences Vachagan Vagradyan stated at a press conference in Yerevan, Turkey presents the temple complex Portasar located in Western Armenia as the Turkish …