Seven Monuments of Ancient Yerevan

Seven Monuments of Ancient Yerevan

Yerevan, the current and latest capital of the Armenian Highlands, houses a number of ancient historical and cultural monuments. The historical events of modern Yerevan are crucial for filling the open pages of the history of Armenian culture. Here, we can observe various cultures created over millennia from the most ancient times to the present …

The Spiritual Concept Of The Zvartnots Temple

The Spiritual Concept Of The Zvartnots Temple

Zvartnots has been copied more than once. Temples like it have been built in many other parts of Armenia. In addition, a Byzantine Emperor has also expressed a desire to build a similar creation for himself, though it’s unclear whether he has done so. There are three Armenian fruits that occupy a central position in …

Are Pre-Christian Armenian Books Lost Without A Trace?

Are Pre-Christian Armenian Books Lost

The postulate has become quite strong in Armenia that priestly and generally pre-Christian books have been lost completely and irrevocably. Of course, the struggle of Christianity and paganism was accompanied by the demolition of pagan temples and led to the fact that the last pagan krmapet (high priest), Arzan, actually declared war on Grigor Lusavorich …

How Did The Armenians Live In Babylon

How Did The Armenians Live In Babylon

Few people have ever wondered about how Armenians had lived in Babylon. And yet, their life and activity in Babylon had been quite remarkable. Armenians played a significant role in Babylon. The trade of Armenians with Babylon has been mentioned more than once by Greek authors. Herodotus described in detail how the Armenians on willow …

The Presidential Palace In Turkey Is The House Of A Robbed Armenian Family – Turkish Historian

The Presidential Palace In Turkey

According to Turkish historian Baskin Oran, the Turkish presidential palace (Çankaya Mansion) used to belong to the Armenian family of Kasabians who lived there before the Armenian Genocide of 1915. The historian published his statement in “Milliyet” in response to an article in the Ankara newspaper titled “The Presidential Palace is a gift from the …

The Armenian Builders of Constantinople

The Armenian Builders of Constantinople

The Balyans were representatives of a noble Armenian family of Ottoman architects. They had a direct impact on the architectural appearance of modern Istanbul, having for a century and a half erected palaces, villas, pavilions, mosques, churches, and various other buildings in the ancient city. On the European side of the Bosphorus, on the border …

Salvation Is In Tsegakron – Garegin Nzhdeh

Salvation Is In Tsegakron

Suffering from spiritual malaria, this part of our society did not want to take advantage of the fresh example of our American intelligentsia that was preoccupied with preserving the Race, with the Tsegakron faith, the Race Religion. Those people were slandering: “This Faith carries Hitlerism.” They claimed so, knowing that this Faith was born in …

The Development Of Mathematical Knowledge In Ancient Armenia

Palaces and fortresses, roads and temples, bridges and irrigation systems built thousands of years ago testify to the development of mathematical knowledge in ancient Armenia. There is no doubt that in the educational institutions of Armenia, mathematics and natural sciences have been taught from ancient times. In the 5th century, the simplest fractions were known …

Ancient Monuments In Armenia Are Endangered

Ancient Monuments In Armenia

Historian, archaeologist, culturologist, and Doctor of Historical Sciences Professor Hamlet Petrosyan reports that in recent months, the destruction of historical, cultural – especially architectural – archaeological, landscape monuments, their replacement with trifles and unscientific restorations, as well as the distortion of monuments could lead to the loss of their originality. “It has been almost two …

Medieval Map Of Armenia – Tabula Chorographica Armenica

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This large map from Tabula Chorographica Armenica (Constantinople 1691), a luxurious guide for elite traders and scholars, demonstrates the expansion of the Armenian Church at the end of the 17th century. Almost eight hundred objects are illustrated on the map, including large Armenian church centers – the Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin, Gandzasar, Aghtamar, Cilicia, and the …

Mihran Latif – One Of The First Armenians In Brazil

Mihran Latif – One Of The First

One of the first Armenians to set foot on Brazilian land was Mihran Latif (Latifyan, 1856 – 1929), a native of Istanbul. A graduate of the engineering department of the University of Kant in Belgium, Latifyan arrived in Rio de Janeiro in 1879 when Brazil was still a monarchy. In Brazil, he would engage in …

Abagar – Amulet For Southern Slavs From King Abgar

Abagar (from “Abagarus” in honor of the legendary King Augar Ukkama, King of Osroene) is a printed and engraved amulet and prayer book made for Bulgarians and Serbs in the 17th-18th centuries. Abagar contains prayers, apocryphal conspiracies, gospel readings, and the apocryphal message of King Avgar to Jesus Christ. Abagar could be mounted to walls …

Unique Documents On The Ayntap Self-Defense

Unique Documents On The Ayntap

Unique documents and photographs of the times of the self-defense of Ayntap have complemented the collection of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute. In total, the new collection contains about 20 rare documents and more than 130 original photographs associated with the heroic resistance of Aintap Armenians in 1920. The photographs depict episodes of battles, scenes of …

The First Armenian-Language Book In Russia

The First Armenian-Language

The name of Grigory Khaldaryan is inextricably linked with the history of the development of Armenian printing in Russia. Grigory Khaldaryan was born in 1732 in the Armenian suburb of Isfahan, New Jugha (Iran). It’s known that Khaldaryan received brilliant education in Iran and was engaged in trade in India for more than twenty years. …