Portasar or Gobekli Tepe?

Portasar or Gobekli Tepe?

Portasar is situated in the South of the Armenian Highlands, 15 km south-east from the old city Urha /Edessa, Urfa/ of Armenian Mesopatamia. The discovery of the cultural layers/three layers/ of Portasar shows that it was a religious-ritual centre for sedentary people for several millenniums. The territory is in Armenian cultural area. Armenian is one …

Azerbaijan destroyed statues in Shushi park

Azerbaijan destroyed statues in Shushi park

Artsakh Foundation will take steps to punish Azerbaijan for destroying statues in Shushi Park. Artsakh Foundation orders the figures to be returned to Armenia if they have not been destroyed by Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan Deforms Sculpture Park of Shushi’s Museum of Fine Arts Satellite imagery shows that between April 10 and June 5, the 51 sculptures …

Azerbaijani Armed Forces shell villages in Syunik – Armenia

Azerbaijani Armed Forces shell villages in Syunik - Armenia

Early this morning the RA Human Rights Defender received alarms that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces started shootings towards Aravus village of the RA Syunik province between 12AM-1AM tonight. This information was confirmed to the RA Human Rights Defender by villagers, who claimed that targeted shootings had been fired at the positions of Armenia’s Armed Forces. …

Battle of Manzikert and the invasion of the Seljuk Turks in Armenia

Battle of Manzikert and the invasion of the Seljuk Turks in Armenia

Battle of Manzikert, (26 August 1071), battle in which the Byzantines under the emperor Romanus IV Diogenes were defeated by the Seljuq Turks led by the sultan Alp-Arslan (meaning “Heroic Lion” in Turkish). It was followed by Seljuq conquest of most of Anatolia (Armenian highlands) and marked the beginning of the end for the Byzantine Empire as a militarily viable state. Spurred by Seljuq raids and incursions into Byzantine-ruled Anatolia (Armenian …

Traces of 6,000-year-old wine discovered in Sicilian cave

Researchers have discovered traces of what could be the world’s oldest wine at the bottom of terracotta jars in a cave in Sicily, showing that the fermented drink was being made and consumed in Italy more than 6,000 years ago. Previously scientists had believed winemaking developed in Italy around 1200 BC, but the find by a team …

Lawrence Waddell – On the So-Called Aramaic Writing

Lawrence Waddell - On the So-Called Aramaic Writing

Something to pay close attention to especially by those whose viewsare fossilized by bad, but repetitious ideas. – Setyan Vahan “The Phoenicians were Aryan in race, speech and script. The so-called Aramean script that the Semitic scholars exemplify are variant local forms found in Armenia, highlands of Mesopotamia and Persia, from which derived the Arabic, …

From the history of the Gulbenkian collection

From the history of the Gulbenkian collection

The nation lost a tycoon’s priceless collection to Portugal 50 years ago. At last, the treasures are coming to London, reports Alice O’Keeffe When the National Gallery turned down a priceless bequest from the oil tycoon Calouste Gulbenkian in 1950, Britain was deprived of one of the most significant art collections in the world. Paintings …

Long-term effects of foreign fighters in Karabakh clash

Long-term effects of foreign fighters in Karabakh clash

Mercenaries not only committed atrocities during the war itself, but honed their skills to carry out jihadist terror elsewhere Isn’t it surprising how fast the topic of Syrian mercenaries in the recent Nagorno-Karabakh war has faded out, despite reports about thousands of foreign fighters sent to support Azerbaijan? Reuters quoted two Syrians saying that they – along with around …

Yousuf Karsh – Armenian-Canadian photographer

Yousuf Karsh - Armenian-Canadian photographer

Yousuf Karsh, also called Karsh of Ottawa, (born December 23, 1908, Mardin, Ottoman Empire—died July 13, 2002, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.), Armenian Canadian photographer known for his portraits of important and famous men and women of politics, Hollywood, and the arts, from Albert Einstein and Sir Winston Churchill to Walt Disney and Grace Kelly. As an …

Byzantine general Narses

Byzantine general Narses

Narses, (born c. 480, Armenia—died 574, probably Rome or Constantinople), Byzantine general under Emperor Justinian I; his greatest achievement was the conquest of the Ostrogothic kingdom in Italy for Byzantium. A eunuch, Narses became commander of the imperial bodyguard of eunuchs and eventually rose to be grand chamberlain. When rioting broke out in Constantinople in …