Ancient Sources About Artsakh As Part of Armenia – Part III

Ancient Sources About Artsakh III

Ashkharatsuyts (Geography, 7th Century). “Utik stretches along the entire length of the right bank of the Kur River from Gugark (Gogarene) to the confluence of Araks and Kur. But we will tell about the actual country of Albania, which is located between the great Kur River and the mountain Kakaz.” Sebeos (7th century). “Vahram Chubin …

Unique Shots of the Armenian Genocide – Silent Witnesses

Unique Shots of the Armenian Genocide

For the average viewer, this scene is reminiscent of the consequences of a war or a terrifying natural disaster. However, Armenians will unmistakably recognize in these frames Armenian children, almost certainly orphans, who are being boarded on the ships leaving the Turkish port in Constantinople. Climbing the steep ladder, kids are pushing and throwing each …

Hranoush Bey – Founder of Boxing Shows in the US

Hranoush Bey – Founder

The book “Madame Bey’s: Home to Boxing Legends” tells about America’s most famous boxing club in the 1940s and its founder, Armenian emigrant Hranoush Bey, writes NewJerseyHills. “This book is dedicated to one of the most popular boxing clubs of the last century, where, for the first time in America, spectacular fights between professionals have …

Yerevan – Gilbert Sinoué

Yerevan – Gilbert Sinoué

“Look at these houses at the foot of the mountains! Here lived the Aparajyans, Shavroyans, Yakubyans, and many others, your brothers, sisters, and mothers by blood. That was hundreds of years ago. People have a short memory, but the earth does not forget anything. It keeps traces of our ancestors, our Armenia.” “Armenia?” asked surprised …

Ancient Sources About Artsakh As Part of Armenia – Part II

Ancient Sources About Artsakh II

Cassius Dio (155 – 235 AD). “[Resolving matters in Armenia], he [Pompey] overwintered in the Anahitida district (in Akilisen) and near the Kournas River, dividing the troops into three [parts] and receiving from Tigran many different [supplies] and money, much more than the set [amount]. However, he did not manage to spend the winter quietly …

King Artavazd II – Poet, Prose Writer, And Historian

King Artavazd II – Poet

On the pediment of the Armenian Drama Theater in Yerevan, a bas-relief of King Artavazd II was carved in recognition of his achievements in the development of Armenian theatrical art. A son of Tigran II, Artavazd, according to Plutarch, wrote tragedies, odes, and historical narratives in Greek. In fact, Artavazd was the first Armenian playwright. …

Ancient Sources About Artsakh as Part of Armenia

Ancient Sources About Artsakh

Strabo (c. 64/63 BC – c. 24 AD). “Cyrus (Kur River) originates in Armenia, immediately enters the indicated plain, and, taking into itself Aragon (Aragvi) flowing from the Caucasus and other tributaries, pours into Albania along a narrow river valley. The abounding river runs between it [Albania] and Armenia through the rich pastures of the …

To The Blessed Memory of Aram Yerganian, Legendary Armenian Hero

To The Blessed Memory of Aram Yerganian

Aram Yerganian (1900-1934) was an activist of the Armenian national liberation movement and a member of the Dashnaktsutyun party. During the Armenian Genocide of 1915, Yerganian was in Karin but soon left with the Russian troops for the Caucasus. In 1917, he joined the ranks of Armenian volunteers. Shortly after, he was appointed a quartermaster …

The Five Principalities of Artsakh

The Five Principalities of Artsakh

“The melikdoms (princedoms) of Khamsa are five small principalities, which, adjacent to each other, form an entire region known as Artsakh, or Lesser Syunik. In more distant times, it was part of the country of Aghvank. The five principalities mentioned are as follows: 1. Gulistan or Talysh, extending from the river Kurak-Chai, that is, from …

Kevork Ajemian – Co-Founder of ASALA

Kevork Ajemian – Co-Founder of ASALA

Kevork Ajemian (1932-1998) was an Armenian writer, publicist, as well as public and political figure. He also was one of the founders of the militant organization “ASALA“. In particular, he developed the political line of the organization. Born in Syria into a family of Armenian refugees, Ajemian at an early age moved to Beirut. There, …

Hakob Melkumyan – One of the Armenian Avengers

Hakob Melkumyan

According to the plan of Operation Nemesis, the leaders of the Young Turks who had staged the Armenian Genocide of 1915, the organizers of the Armenian pogroms in Baku in 1918, and the Armenian traitors who had collaborated with the Turks suffered a deserved punishment. One of the avengers was a native of the Artsakh …

Henry Finnis Blosse Lynch: “Russian and Turkish Armenia”

Henry Finnis Blosse Lynch

“In all professions, industries, trade, and public service, Armenians have no rivals, and a weighty field of activity is entirely in their hands.” Henry Finnis Blosse Lynch (1862–1913) was a British geographer, traveler, Armenologist, and social and political activist. Based on materials collected during his two trips to Armenia (in 1893–94 and in 1898), Lynch …

Kostandin IV – King of Cilicia

Kostandin IV – King of Cilicia

“…After two unsuccessful reigns, the Armenians recognized the son of their commander Baldwin, one of the descendants of the Rubenid dynasty, as the King of Cilicia. The new king, Kostandin IV, with all his great talents and with all the desire in the world, could not avoid the struggle with the Muslims who hated Christian …