The Legend Of An Honest Poet

The Legend Of An Honest Poet

Once after a hearty dinner, one king discovered a poetic talent in himself. He summoned his courtiers and announced that he had become a great poet. Since then, at the whim of the king, everyone would rush to the palace to listen to his works. All the courtiers would praise and admire his talent: “What …

The Statue To Gregory the Illuminator In The Vatican

The Statue To Gregory the Illuminator

The Vatican monument to Gregory the Illuminator is a magnificent marble sculpture 5.7 meters high and weighing more than 26 tons. The author of this sculpture is Armenian-French sculptor Khachik Gazanchyan. The statue was opened and consecrated by Pope John Paul II on January 19, 2005. The Armenian Catholic Patriarch of Cilicia Nerses Bedros XIX …

About The Armenian In Boccaccio’s “The Decameron”

About The Armenian In Boccaccio’s

In one of the most significant literary monuments of the Renaissance, “The Decameron” of Giovanni Boccaccio (1352-1354), not only is Cilician Armenia mentioned, but the protagonist of one of the short stories is a young Armenian who was kidnapped by pirates from the coast of Ayas in childhood and sold into slavery. The boy along …

Varanda – A Historical District Of Artsakh

Varanda – A Historical District Of Artsakh

The Melikdom (Princedom) of Varanda is one of the historical regions of Artsakh. It is located in the southeastern area of the foothills of the Lesser Caucasus, in the southern regions of the Karabakh Range. From the first half of the 18th century, Varanda has been a somewhat independent feudal principality, a Melikdom that was …

Five Feats Of Philanthropist Galust Gyulbenkian

Five Feats Of Philanthropist

1. After the Genocide, many Armenians emigrated to countries all over the world. But even more Armenians were not able to find a place to live. The biographers of Gyulbenkian write that the billionaire could not tolerate this and decided to support his nation. Using his political influence, Gyulbenkian did everything to stop Ataturk’s attempts …

Khoranashat Monastery And The Armenian Karas Are Among Endangered European Heritage Sites – Europa Nostra

Khoranashat Monastery

Europa Nostra, a pan-European federation of associations that promote and protect the cultural heritage and natural environment of Europe, has shortlisted 14 European heritage sites for the “7 Most Endangered” program for 2020. The 8th-century Khoranashat Monastery located in the border village of Chinari, Tavush Province, Armenia, and the karas, a traditional Armenian clay pot …

Zohrab Mughdusyan In Support Of The Karahunj Observatory

Zohrab Mughdusyan In Support

According to archaeologist Zohrab Mughdusyan, archaeological excavations conducted in the Karahunj observatory under Ashot Piliposyan aim to refute the research of Paris Herouni on the history of the observatory. As Mughdusyan said, during these excavations, stone columns with “telescopic” holes had been discovered, a central section had been found (whose reports were not published), and, …

The Massacre Of Yerznka Armenians In 1895

The Massacre Of Yerznka Armenians

On October 4, the Kurds at the Yerznka prison received the news that in a few days, the Turks would launch an attack on the Armenians. Upon learning this news, the Armenian community under the leadership of the spiritual leader and parliamentarian Father Gevorg held a meeting. It was decided to form a delegation to …