Paradox of the Armenian Alphabet

Paradox of the Armenian Alphabet

Ancient Armenian city now called – Erzrum – in modern-day Turkey, was changed from Armenian city of Artzrum. Although it was also called – Karin, it’s original names was Artzrum, as it was another region of metallurgy where silver and gold were smelted. In Armenian, Artz means “Silver”. Artz(at) is a variant name for “silver.” …

Armenian Church attacked in Istanbul – Protest action

Armenian Church attacked in Istanbul - Protest action

More than a hundred years after the Armenian Genocide, Armenian churches in Turkey continue to be a target of attack. In Istanbul, a protest has been held against the disrespect shown by a bawling crowd in front of the Surp Takavor Church. There have been protests in Istanbul against the disrespect shown to the Armenian …

Anahit – Armenian goddess by nature

Anahit - Armenian goddess by nature

Roman Goddess DIANA (right photo), spelled backwards, is ANAHIT, the Armenian Goddess.Anahit is originally Armenian in nature and adopted by other cultures. Etymologically, ‘Anahit’ is derived from the Armenian words ‘անհատ’ “anhat” and ‘անհատական’ “anhatakan” meaning “solitary, singular, and unique”. No other direct etymological explanations exist in any other languages. Persian adaptation came later. By …

Armenian language among five languages for learning

Armenian language among five languages for learning

These five languages all share unique qualities that make them interesting to study and learn. Here are five fascinating languages off the beaten track that are worth taking the time to learn: Armenian Armenian, the official language of Armenia, shares many unique qualities that might seem daunting but also fascinating for English speakers to study. …

The Story Of The Gevorgyan Family From Khotorjur

The Story Of The Gevorgyan Family From Khotorjur

The Gevorgyan family was one of the prominent families living in the Khotorjur village group in the Kiskim district of Erzurum province. On the eve of the Armenian Genocide there were 978 Armenian houses in 9 quarters of Khotorjur, with a population of 6,906 mostly Catholic Armenians. The Gevorgyans’ grandfather, Serob (born in 1824, in …

Aurelius Bakur – King of Great Armenia – Founder of Baku

Aurelius Bakur - King of Great Armenia - Founder of Baku

City of Baku is actually an ancient Armenian city designated by Aurelius Pacorus or Bakur, an Armenian King, who reigned between 161-163 CE. He is known from a Greek funeral inscription in Rome as a dedication from him in the memory of his brother Aurelius Merithates. In the inscription dedication Pacorus describes himself as:Αύρήλιος Πάκορος …

Baku was named after the Armenian king Bakur

Baku was named after the Armenian king Bakur

Baku is the ancient city of Armenia, which was called Bakurakert. 80 years ago, only every fifth resident of Baku was Azerbaijani. Until the middle of the 20th century, Christians made up the majority of Baku’s population. Few people know, but the modern capital of Azerbaijan has never been an Azerbaijani city. The city is …

Past – Present and Future of Armenian Carpets

Past - Present and Future of Armenian Carpets

It is still unknown when the carpets were used first, but some archeologists proved that they appeared in 2-1 millennium BC. Traditionally, since ancient times, the carpets and tufted rugs were used in Armenia to cover floors, decorate interior walls, sofas, chairs, beds and tables. Up to present the carpets often serve as entrance veils, …

Hiroki Tachiiri – Armenian By Choice

Hiroki Tachiiri - Armenian By Choice

When it comes to integration, I would say that I’m more accepted than integrated. As an expat, I enjoy having my ‘’foreigner privilege’’ Meet Hiroki Tachiiri. He is one of the very few Japanese living in Armenia. Originally from Tokyo, Hiroki moved to Armenia in 2017 after being back and forth to Armenia for more than …