100 Armenians Who Changed The World

100 Armenians Who Changed The World

Armenians are an ancient nation whose sons and daughters have made quite an impact on the human history. Science, art, politics, finance – you’d be hard pressed to find a field, in which Armenian men and women don’t thrive. Their talents have made our world a much better place, so here are their names for …

Baglivi Georgius born Giorgio Armeno

Baglivi Georgius born Giorgio Armeno

Baglivi Georgius (b. Republic of Dubrovnik [now a part of Yugoslavia], 8 September 1668; d Rome, Italy, 15 june 1707 biology. Baglivi’s family name was Armeno, which probably indicates that his father was of Armenian origin. His parents were Blasius Armeno and Anna de Lupis, repectable but poor merchants who both died in 1670; Georgius and his …

Bottles from the cradle of wine: Armenia and Georgia

Bottles from the cradle of wine: Armenia and Georgia

What kind of wine were they making 5,000 years ago? These wines may not get close, but they do hint at the colourful and unique history of winemaking in this part of the world Zorah Karasi Areni Noir, Armenia 2013 (from £21.95, Slurp; Corking Wines) An idle question prompted by the vivid opening chapter of A Natural History …

Calouste Gulbenkian – Mr Five Per Cent

Calouste Gulbenkian - Mr Five Per Cent

Mr Five Per Cent by Jonathan Conlin review – the world’s richest man The story of the buccaneering Calouste Gulbenkian, wealthy oilman, who anticipated today’s unfettered global tycoons What does the life of an Ottoman-born ethnic Armenian oil tycoon have to teach us about the modern world? Quite a lot, it turns out, judging by …

Azerbaijani Armed Forces deliberately set fire to land

Azerbaijani Armed Forces deliberately set fire to land

The Azerbaijani military servicemen are deliberately setting fires to lands privately owned by people and to lands in their immediate vicinity with intentional criminal acts of arson near the RA Ararat province’s Yeraskh village. Today, the Office of the Human Rights Defender received alarming-calls that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces started shootings in the immediate vicinity …

Australian mathematician discovers applied geometry engraved on 3,700-year-old tablet

Australian mathematician discovers applied geometry engraved on 3,700-year-old tablet

Old Babylonian tablet likely used for surveying uses Pythagorean triples at least 1,000 years before Pythagoras An Australian mathematician has discovered what may be the oldest known example of applied geometry, on a 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet. Known as Si.427, the tablet bears a field plan measuring the boundaries of some land. The tablet dates …

Treasures and relics of the Armenian Apostolic Church

Treasures and relics of the Armenian Church

The Armenian Apostolic Church (Armenian: Հայ Առաքելական Եկեղեցի, romanized: Hay Aṙak’elakan Yekeghetsi) is the national church of the Armenian people. Part of Oriental Orthodoxy, it is one of the most ancient Christian institutions. The Kingdom of Armenia was the first state to adopt Christianity as its official religion under the rule of King Tiridates III …

World War I: Memories of the Last Survivors

World War I: Memories of the Last Survivors

Guillaume Perrier, Steven Morris, Anna Günther, Carlo Bologna and Wojciech Bielawa In a special project with four other Europa newspapers, we talk to some of the few who still recall those momentous events ‘God let me live so that I could tell the story’Ovsanna Kaloustian Turkey The diminutive old woman does not go out in Marseille much …

Kolkata’s Armenians live life to the fullest

Kolkata’s Armenians live life to the fullest

With the progression of time, the changing countenance of Calcutta ebbs with chunks of history; that today seem to drift in the air like broken voices from the past. Each and every lane or bylane in Calcutta throbs with slow, reluctant inertia. But what remains buried in the deep folds of time, is the history …

How Ivan Aivazovsky cherished his Armenian heritage

How Ivan Aivazovsky cherished his Armenian heritage

Ivan Aivazovsky, the legendary Russian-Armenian painter of seascapes who lived an eventful life filled with travels, honors, exciting encounters, and long-lasting friendships, enjoyed world-wide recognition during his lifetime and led a prolific creative life, never forgetting his Armenian roots. Way back in history, the Treaty of San Stefano between Russia and Turkey was signed in a hall …

The Group of Missak Manouchian

The Group of Missak Manouchian

21st Feb 1944 Missak Manouchian and twenty-one comrades were shot at Fort Mont-Valérien, on the outskirts of Paris. Missak Manouchian (1906-1944) survived one genocide and then gave his life fighting to stop another. He was born in Adiyaman, in Ottoman-ruled Armenia, on 1st September 1906. The son of Armenian peasants, Manouchian’s parents were both murdered …

War crime SS Azerbaijan in Poland in 1944

Post about history. War crime SS Azerbaijan in Poland 1944.Azeri volunteers suppressed the Warsaw Uprising January 29, 1944, Heinz Reinefarth was assigned as SS and Police Leader in Reichsgau Wartheland (the pre-war Polish Greater Poland Voivodeship, annexed by Germany in 1939). In this post, he was responsible for the organised repression against Poles and other …

Ancient Byzantine seal in the history of Armenia

Ancient Byzantine seal in the history of Armenia

This is a Byzantine lead seal from a historically important region in Armenia major which was where the treaty to partition Armenia between Rome and Sassanian Persia was “sealed” in 387 AD, between Theodosius and Shapur III. The region is in the upper Euphrates valley called Akilisene. In the 5th-century biography “Life of Mashtots”, it …