Agarak – More Ancient Than Egyptian Pyramids

Agarak – More Ancient Than Egyptian Pyramids

Being more ancient than the pyramids of Egypt, Agarak village is located to the south of Mount Aragats on the banks of the Amberd river. During the ongoing archaeological excavations, a street with round-shaped houses and rectangular buildings was discovered. Some of the constructions retained ancient plaster, household items, and fortified walls with traps-false entrances. …

Demolition of Armenian Monuments in Armenian Highlands

Demolition of Armenian Monuments in Armenian Highlands

Destruction of antique memorials preserving the history of Armenia in the neighboring countries of the Republic of Armenia still continues. For the entire period of its 100-year existence, Azerbaijan’s government has been actively seeking its non-existent origins in the ancient geographical locality, which with “help” of Stalin and the Turks was created and called Azerbaijan …

Turkey’s Present for Georgia, or the Real Image of Turks

Turkey’s Present for Georgia, or the Real Image of Turks

According to Armenia Today, in 2014, Turkey decided to present Georgia with 300 historical monuments of Western Armenia located in Tayk. Members of the Public Council, representatives of the Commission on Diaspora, Religion and International Integration Vahan Ter-Ghazaryan, Ashot Manucharyan, and Zhasmin Asryan were the ones reporting on this. “Today, Turkey states that the Armenian …

Jean-Paul Belmondo Among Armenians

Jean-Paul Belmondo Among Armenians

A few days before his 80th birthday, Jean-Paul Belmondo visited St. Petersburg where he led his creative evening. He arrived with his crony of 65 years, the French actor of Armenian origin Charles Gérard. During the meeting of friends with Petersburgers, all attention was focused on Belmondo. Meanwhile, Gérard is a famous artist, a favorite …

Armenian Artifact-Cheese

Armenian Artifact-Cheese

During excavations in Khoshab (Ervanduniq or Hayotc Dzor) fortress near Van, four pitchers with a sort of Armenian cheese zhazhik were found. As the Turkish edition Orghaber reports, the results of a study revealed that the discovered cheese is about 250 years old. The edition also notes that the find is a kind of Armenian …

The Kingdom of Sophene – Ancient Armenia

The Kingdom of Sophene – Ancient Armenia

The Kingdom of Sophene was an ancient Armenian state which existed from the 3rd century BC to 94 BC. It has lost its status after the King of the Kingdom of Armenia Tigranes II the Great put it under Greater Armenia’s control. Sophene was the first Armenian kingdom to have its own mint. The Armenian Kingdom …

Fashion of Armenian Rulers

Fashion of Armenian Rulers

An unprecedented display of Armenian royal costumes from artist-designer Lilit Melikyan was held in Yerevan. The Megerian carpet making museum and factory hosted the most diverse audience. Lilit Melikyan’s collection attracted not only fashion and design lovers but admirers of art in general as well as those who are interested in the history of Armenia. …

Cats of Armenia

Cats of Armenia

In ancient times, the territory of Armenia was inhabited by several species of big cats. In Armenia, lions and cheetahs (the so-called Asian subspecies) have been exterminated a very long time ago. Tigers (the so-called Caspian subspecies) have lived there from at least the beginning of the 20th century. Now, they can be seen only …

Armenian Numismatics

Armenian Numismatics

Today, the subject of the Armenian numismatics affects many people, and it is worthy of consideration.  As soon as a ruler stepped onto the throne in antiquity, he or she first initiated coinage to create money with his or her image. Taking into account the possibilities of communications of this period, coinage played an important …

Rusahinili, the Ancient Capital of the Kingdom of Van

Rusahinili, the Ancient Capital of the Kingdom of Van

Rusahinili was the capital of the Kingdom of Van located on the fortified rock “Toprakkale” (modern name of the city as well) east of the city of Van. Rusahinili was built by King Rusa I (Armenian: Հրաչյա, Hrachya, according to the notes of Movses Khorenatsi. The distorted name Rusa is much more known today) after …

Tosp, the Ancient Capital of the Kingdom of Van

Tushpa, the Ancient Capital of the Kingdom of Van

Tosp (Armenian: Տոսպ ) is an ancient city, the capital of the Kingdom of Van (Urartu) in its heyday. Tosp was located on the shore of Lake Van, on the western outskirts of the modern city of Van. The main element of the architecture of Tosp was the Van rock, the residence of the kings. …

Truth About the Armenian Genocide in Vatican’s Archives

Truth About the Armenian Genocide

The author of numerous works on the Armenian Genocide Michael Hesemann presented to the media 1100 pages of documents from the archives of Vatican. After years of research on this issue, the German journalist, historian, and author of the book “The Armenian Genocide” Michael Hesemann studied documents from the Vatican archives, which were previously classified. …

Armenian Highlands as the Base of Society and Knowledge

Modern Armenia… A small state that connects Europe with Asia. Two millennia ago, it was considered one of the most powerful states in the Middle East commensurate with the Roman and Parthian Empires. Scientific research, archaeological excavations, manuscripts, ancient maps, and even the Bible contain evidence that Armenia is the cradle of civilization. In ancient …

Report of Turkish Historian on the Expropriation of Armenian Property During the Armenian Genocide

Report of Turkish Historian on the Expropriation of Armenian Property

In February 2015, a Turkish historian Mehmet Polatel gave a lecture entitled “Expropriation of the property of Armenians during and after the Genocide” at the American University of Armenia in Yerevan. We will present you with some excerpts from this lecture. “After the slaughter and resettlement of Armenians, the Turkish authorities created 33 commissions supposed …

A Trip to The Beautiful Armaghan

A Trip to The Beautiful Armaghan

Despite the fact that the extinct volcano Armaghan (2829 m) is one of the natural monuments of Armenia, one can rarely hear or read about it. And maybe this is for the best. It helped preserve the purity and in some way the primordial nature of this remote and beautiful corner, which we visited together …