The Aparank Monastery – Armenia

The Aparank Monastery - Armenia

The monastery of Aparank or Apranits’ name comes from the Armenian word aparank (ապարանք), which means “palace”. The origins of the monastery are unknown. But in the 19th century, it was the episcopal center of the Terkan region (which included 34 Armenian villages). Most of the local buildings preserved today belong to that period. The …

The Armenian Army in the Battle of Gaugamela

At the time of Ervandunis, the Armenian army has indeed been powerful. In the 1st century BC, a Roman author Quintos Curcios Rupos reported that in the famous Battle of Gaugamela in 331 BC, the right wing of the allied forces led by the Persian king Darius III comprised of a 40,000 infantry and 7,000 …

Turkish media about Hamshen

Turkish media about Amshen

Turkish media have been publishing articles about the secret agitation conducted by the Armenian diaspora in the Hamshen district for several years. A warning statement was issued on one of the Turkish resources entitled “Attention, Hamshen!”. The statement said: “As a part of the initiative, Armenians send special groups to Hamshen for carrying out secret …

The Mystery of the Anomaly of the Mount Aragats

The Mystery of the Anomaly of the Mount Aragats

Armenian scientists are struggling to solve the secret of the mountain road on the way to Mount Aragats, where the 7th-century Amberd fortress is located. The correspondent of the TV channel “MIR 24” Anna Harutyunyan visited the site and saw everything with her own eyes. There are legends about this mountain route. On the Internet, …

The History of the Kerakhach, the Armenian Swastika

The History of the Kerakhach, the Armenian Swastika

A variation of the winged crosses – swastikas is the Armenian Kerakhach. It symbolized the patronage of the dragon fighter, the fearless, courageous, and the victorious hero Vahagn. In the end, Kerakhach became his victorious symbol personifying struggle and victory. In the Armenian epic “Sasuntsi David”, Kerakhach is denoted “paterazma khach” (“pa” – father, “ter” …

Armenians and Etruscans

One of the most ancient people of Europe are the Etruscans (their self-name is Rassena, Rasna), the oldest settlers of the Apennine peninsula. In the 1st millennium BC, they already lived in its northwestern part between the Arno and Tiber rivers. In the old days, this territory was called Etruria (now Tuscany). These ancient people …

“No” to the Ridiculous Term “Ancient Turkey”

“No” to the Ridiculous Term “Ancient Turkey”

To have the British Museum rename the “Ancient Turkey” hall “Anatolia and Urartu“, an Armenian Zepyur Batikyan organized a serious campaign to collect signatures in order to acknowledge the falsification of the history of Armenia and the whole humanity. It happened in 2016. Justice was partially restored. The non-existent term “Ancient Turkey” was condescendingly replaced …

Little-Known Details of the Operation Nemesis

Little-Known Details of the Operation Nemesis

Only few people know that the great Armenian poet Avetik Isahakyan participated in the operation Nemesis. Avetik Isahakyan (Ավետիք Իսահակյան) was born in Alexandropol on October 30, 1875. He was a prominent Armenian lyric poet, writer, and public activist. It was he who tracked down Talaat Pasha in Berlin and supplied Soghomon Tehlirian with weapons. …

Sir Khachik Paul Chater, the Father of Hong Kong

Sir Khachik Paul Chater, the Father of Hong Kong

The Armenians and Chinese are the most ancient peoples who managed to build the great civilizations of their time. The word “Armenia” in Chinese sounds “Ya-mei-ni-ya,” which’s hieroglyphs mean “The Beautiful Maid of Asia.” One of the most famous Armenian figures who managed to build his own business empire in Hong Kong was Sir Khachik …

Armenian Highlands, the Historical Homeland of Armenians

Each nation is geographically tied to some piece of a land. As for Armenians, they have two homelands – one historical and one inherited from political injustice. Today, the latter’s area is equal to the area of the modern Kiev region. The historical homeland of the Armenians is the Armenian Highlands, which can be called …

The Most Ancient History of Armenia

The Most Ancient History of Armenia

Today, many great scientists with world-renowned names believe that Armenia is the cradle of creation and civilization. Among other sources, the Bible and the oldest Sumerian legends say about it. Following the work “The Cult of God Ar in Armenia”, a new book named “Armenia – the Cradle of Creation and Civilization” (in Armenian) was …

The San Gregorio Armeno Monastery in Naples

The San Gregorio Armeno Monastery in Naples

The history of this monastery goes back to the 8th century. At this time, the Byzantine emperors of the Isaurian dynasty were preoccupied with the increasing number of monasteries that absorbed human, land, and financial resources and also brought a rather ambiguous veneration of icons. Since 726, the era of iconoclasm began, which had several …

From the History of the Worldwide Trade Network

What I’m about to tell you, at first glance, may seem strange. When the Portuguese ships under the command of Vasco da Gama for the first time sailed to Mozambique, the natives met them very favorably. In reality, they wanted to kill the team members and seize their ships. And to lure the sailors inland, …

The Tatev Monastery – Armenia

The Tatev Monastery – Armenia

Tatev Monastery (Armenian: Տաթեւի վանք) is a monastic complex of the 9th-13th centuries located in the Syunik province, Armenia, in 20 km from the town of Goris. Over its existence, it has been the spiritual center of Syunik since the 9th century. The complex also includes the hermitage of Tatevi Anapat. In 1995, the Tatev …