The Gulbenkian Library in Jerusalem

The Gulbenkian Library in Jerusalem

The Armenian quarter in the Old City was formed in the 12th century when the Cathedral of Surb Hakobyants was built. Later, the Surb Toros Church was erected as well, in which handwritten books of the Jerusalem Patriarchate of the Armenian Apostolic Church began to be collected. For a long time, Patriarch Yegishe Turyan had …

Emma Darling Cushman – Savior of Thousands of Armenian Children

Emma Darling Cushman

Pupils of the Mayetta School in Kansas prepared a documentary about an American nurse who had saved thousands of Armenian children orphaned during the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey. This nurse was Emma Darling Cushman, reports cjonline. After the government of the Ottoman Empire commenced its policy of expelling “foreigners” from “its” territory, Cushman remained …

The Cilician School of Miniature

The Cilician School of Miniature

Armenian miniature and book art reached the peak of their development in Cilicia in the 13th century. The Cilician school was formed in the 12th century and existed until the 1480s. During this period, talented artists like Grigor Mlitsi, Kostandin, Vardan, Kirakos, Hovhannes, Toros Roslin, Grigor Pitsak, Sargis Pitsak, and Hovhannes Arkayeghbayr worked in the …

Armenia on the Maps of Europe and the US – 1922-1925

Armenia on the Maps of Europe and the US

Below are cartographic materials produced in the first half of the 1920s. These American, German, and British maps are of great interest as they show the borders of Turkey. In accordance with the maps, the eastern border of Turkey passes along the line which was approved by the arbitration decision of the 28th President of …

Garegin Nzhdeh – The Prophet of the Armenian People

Garegin Nzhdeh – The Prophet

The contribution of Nzhdeh to Armenianship is invaluable, and it is impossible to find a word that would more accurately describe his role in the life of this nation than the word “prophet”. Garegin Nzhdeh is a prophet of the Armenian people. He has been gifted to his nation at the most difficult times by …

Armenians in The Unique Culture of India

Armenians in The Unique Culture of India

India and Armenia are bound by a centuries-old friendship. India has always attracted Armenians with its unique culture, traditions, history and, of course, exotic goods. The first written evidence that the Armenians had well known the roads to India and possessed a wealth of information about this country is found in ancient Greek writer, commander, …

Khustup Mountain – The Armenian Capitol

Khustup Mountain – The Armenian Capitol

A remarkable fact – after giving up Syunik to Azerbaijan, as it was supposed to happen by the decision of the Bolsheviks, the territory of Armenia would become insufficient for it to maintain the status of a Soviet republic. Armenia was to become an autonomy in the composition of the neighboring Soviet republics. This did …

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 …