Moritz Wagner on Vasily Behbutov – Books Don’t Talk About This

Famous German traveler, biologist, and geographer Moritz Wagner during his trip to the South Caucasus visited Armenia and spent some time in Yerevan in 1843. In his books “Journey to Ararat and Armenian Highlands” and “Journey to Persia and Kurdistan”, he described his impressions about Armenia. “During my three-year wanderings in Asia, I received and

Woolly Mammoths Have Lived in the Armenian Highlands

An interview with Yevgeny Mashchenko, Senior Researcher at the Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Yevgeny Nikolayevich, what is the reason for the interest of paleontologists in Armenia and our entire region? “Armenia is a part of the Asia Minor region and therefore is of particular importance in the study of zoogeography and

Armenian Cuisine Traditions Should Be Taught in Schools – Sedrak Mamulyan

Sedrak Mamulyan, chairman of the NGO “Development and Preservation of Armenian Culinary Traditions”, thinks that the Armenian national cuisine and its traditions should be taught in Armenian schools. “Today, it is very important that our traditions be preserved inside the country, and that the younger generation knows their cuisine. Through the Ministry of Culture of

I Am Proud to be an Armenian – Mayor of Montebello

The former pro tem mayor of the California city of Montebello Jack Hadjinian is the grandson of a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. No wonder that the centenary of the Armenian Genocide in 2015 was important for the first mayor – albeit pro tem – of Armenian origin. Jack Hadjinian told about this in an

Fortresses & Monasteries – Monuments of Ancient Armenia (Video)

A mere video or photo cannot convey the true picture of an architectural structure or surrounding nature even if captured by a high-class professional. And not because they are badly filmed or something is missing. Rather, it is because the video does not convey the fullness of sensations dependent on sounds and smells that can’t

Grigor Tatevatsi – Prominent Armenian Scientist, Philosopher

Grigor Tatevatsi (1346-1409 or 1410) was a prominent Armenian scholar, philosopher, theologian, and teacher of the Middle Ages. He was the rector of Tatev University in Armenia. Together with his teacher Hovhannes Vorotnetsi, he was one of the main representatives of the Tatev school. Tatevatsi was born in 1346 in the town of Tmok (now

Garegin Nzhdeh – Excerpts from an Open Letter to the Commanders of the Red Army

“It was you who by deception doomed the disobedient and freedom-loving people of Karabakh, Syunik, and Vayots Dzor to robbery and massacres. Along with social devastation, you ungodly campaigned to decapitate the people inhabiting this mountainous region. You, consciously ignoring the most minimal requirements of revolutionary ethics, became the allies of the completely reactionary, inhuman,

Self-Defense of Urfa – 1915

The self-defense of the city of Urfa (Edessa) by the Armenian population occurred in September-October 1915. Before WWI, about 35 thousand Armenians lived in Urfa. Since the beginning of the war, 1.500 Armenians from Urfa, mostly young people, were drafted into the Turkish army where they would be all killed off. In the middle of

Archaeological Finds in Armenia May be a Worldwide Sensation

In an interview with “APKA Style” in 2015, the director of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences Pavel Avetisyan told about the sensational findings of Armenian archeologists, their plans, and the need to present the phenomenon of the Armenian civilization to the world. Mr. Avetisyan, 2014 turned out to

Self-Defense of Mush – 1915

The struggle of the Armenian population of the city and district of Mush against the Turkish pogroms occurred in June-July 1915. The Armenian population of Mush (Bitlis vilayet) and the surrounding villages numbered 94 thousand people. In the years of WWI, carrying out their extermination policy, the Turks first of all wanted to get it

Baron Ara Darzi – An Armenian in the House of Lords of England

Ara Wardkes Darzi, Baron Darzi of Denham (born May 7, 1960) holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at the Imperial College of London. He also served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the UK Department of Health. Today, Baron Darzi is among the world’s leading specialists in surgery. Research conducted under the guidance of

The Ancient Arsacid Dynasty

The ancient Arsacid royal dynasty was founded by Parthian King Arsaces I in 250 BC. The Arsacid dynasty ruled in Armenia, Persia, Atropatene, Iberia, and Caucasian Albania. The Parthian branch of the Arsacids (250 BC – 224 AD), having liberated Persia from the Greco-Macedonian dynasty of the Seleucids, proclaimed its connection with the legendary kings

Zeytun Uprisings – 1877-1878, 1895

The Zeytun uprisings in 1877-78 and 1895 marked the struggle of the Armenians of the Zeytun district against Turkish despotism. Since the second half of the 19th century, the Turkish government has resorted to drastic measures to eliminate the semi-independent position of Zeytun located in Western Armenia. In as early as 1862, these actions provoked