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Ruins of a 3000 year old Armenian castle found in Lake Van – Turkey

Ruins of a 3000 year old Armenian castle...

A team of Turkish archaeologists has discovered the remains of what is believed to be a 3,000-year-old castle from the Armenian kingdom of Urartu (Ararat) submerged underwater in Lake Van. The underwater excavations were led by Van Yüzüncü Yıl University and the governorship of Turkey’s eastern Bitlis Province. The castle is said to belong to the Iron Age Armenian civilization also known as the Kingdom of Van, Urartu, Ararat and Armenia. The lake itself is believed to have been formed by a crater caused by a volcanic eruption of Mount Nemrut near the province...
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Matosavank(video)

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“Rural Life and Traditions” Festival in Yerevan English Park

“Rural Life and Traditions” Festival in ...

On September 17, 2017 in Yerevan English park for the fourth time there has launched the annual festival “Rural Life and Traditions”, which was organized by “Green Lane” NGO with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture of RA and Yerevan municipality. In the frameworks of the festival the farmers and peasants of Armenia have had the opportunity to present their agricultural products to the residents of the capital, as well as to the numerous tourists. The event was attended by the Minister of Agriculture of RA Ignati Arakelyan, Deputy Mayor of Yerevan David...
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“Cultural Renaissance Arts and Crafts Festival” on September 9, 2017 (Video)

“Cultural Renaissance Arts and Crafts Fe...

On September 9, 2017 in Dilijan town there took place the 5th festival of “Cultural Renaissance Arts and Crafts”. At the opening the organizer of the festival, the president of the organization “Promotion of Culture and Tourism” Mariam Minasyan one by one greeted all the regions. Then the Executive Director of RA Tourism Development Foundation Ara Khzmalyan greeted the guests. After that, famous dance groups of different regions of Armenia each staged a dance performance. Then the honorary guests Ara Gevorgyan and Daniel Dekker greeted the...
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Museum of national architecture and urban llife of Gyumri (Video)

Museum of national architecture and urba...

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“1000 Years of Village Square” Festival from August 26 to 27, 2017 (Video)

“1000 Years of Village Square” Festival ...

From August 26 to 27, 2017 at Zorakan village of Tavush region there took place the festival “1000 Years of Village Square”. This year the festival was organized for the second time. It was organized by an extremely active and caring young man of that village Hovhannes Karapetyan. Zorakan is a border village. The majority of their populations are the inhabitants of Chardakhlu village, which is now in the territory of Azerbaijan. This is the reason why they want to rename the village Chardakhlu. As that village has given many famous heroes to the motherland, now the...
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The Stairs of Metsamor and Zvartnots are Seven; the Stairs of the Altars of our Cross-cupola Churches are also Seven (Video)

The Stairs of Metsamor and Zvartnots are...

16-08-2017 “Karahunj is the oldest stone observatory in the world; it is the basis of astronomy”, this thought was expressed today by the independent researcher Vazgen Gevorgyan during the press-conference in the press center of “Noyyan Tapan” news agency. According to the information given by the latter, their investigations, which have launched since August 9 continue up to now. They have been in different ancient sites and monasteries of Armenia, particularly in “Metsamor” observatory, Noravank, Karahunj, Tatev, Vorotnavank, which have been viewed from the...
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About Artavan Village (video)

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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Ecotourism Festival 2017(Video)

Ecotourism Festival 2017(Video)

On July 8-9, 2017 the NGOs “Young Biologists’ Association” and “Jermuk Development Center”have organized Ecotourism Festival for the second time in Armenia. This time the festival was conducted in Artavan village of Zaritap community of Vayots Dzor region. The goal of the festival is to contribute to the development of ecotourism in Armenia, as well as to increase the level of public awareness on the maintenance of biological species. After the greeting speeches of the organizers the youth of the village presented their small dance performance. During the...
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The Event “We and Our Dances” on June 30, 2017(Video)

The Event “We and Our Dances” on June 30...

On June 30, 2017, in the territory of Cascade, Yerevan there was again organized the event “We and Our Dances”. There have been organized such events since January 2006, on the last Friday of each month from 19:00 to 22:00. The organizer is the President of “Karin” Folk- Dance Group Gagik Ginosyan, of course with the support of Cafesjian Center for the Arts. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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Mulberry Festival in Goris on July 1, 2017 (Video)

Mulberry Festival in Goris on July 1, 20...

On July 1, 2017, from 13:00 to 18:00 o’clock in the village of Karahunj, which is 4 kms far from Goris, there took place an event with the title “Mulberry Festival in Goris”. Mulberry was valued in Karahunj still in the Middle Ages, based on the fact, that the village was located on the Silk Road. Breeding silkworms was developed there, though it is not preserved nowadays. But the mulberry trees, which were planted traditionally in order to feed the silkworms, have given the idea for another tradition: the people of Karahunj learned to distil vodka from mulberry. The...
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What’s up Kalavan (Video)

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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Nature Lovers’ Pageant on May 30, 2017 (Video)

Nature Lovers’ Pageant on May 30, 2017 (...

On May 30, 2017, from 17:00 to 20:00 at Lovers’ Park took place a pageant of nature lovers, the aim of which was to bring up in children love to the nature.  The event started with a concert. Then there were children’s games, the winners of which received prizes of nature lovers. They received the prizes from hands of one of the organizers of the event Karine Panosyan, who wore a mask of a squirrel this year. She gave the prizes to the little audience, who answered correctly to her questions without the help of their parents. People with the images of the nature...
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“Noah’s Ark” Complex will be built in Armenia, on the Hill Overlooking Ararat

“Noah’s Ark” Complex will be built in Ar...

15.05.2017 In Armenia, it is envisaged to build “Noah’s Ark” historical, cultural, scientific and educational complex: for this purpose there has been established a foundation, which is called “Let’s Build Nationwide”. NEWS.am is informed from the foundation that it is suggested to combine the capabilities of all Armenians for the realization of the idea, which has a global significance. The Ark will be built on the hill overlooking Mount Ararat. It will have the same appearance and sizes, as described in the Bible. The length is 300 stands, i.e. 132 meters,...
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Ten Wonders of Armenia (Video)

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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Yerevan Wine Days on May 5 and 6, 2017

Yerevan Wine Days on May 5 and 6, 2017

“Areni” Festival Foundation, with the support of Yerevan Municipality and Anna Mazmanyan, has organized the event “Yerevan Wine Days”. It took place on May 5 and 6, 2017, at 19:00 to 23:00 o’clock, in one of the central and the most colorful corners of Yerevan – on Saryan street, the intersection of Pushkin and Tumanyan streets. The goal of the event was to promote tourism in Armenia and to ensure the recognition of our country as the ancient cradle of wine. The honored guests of the event “Yerevan Wine Days” were Maria Zhelikhovskaya...
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7000 Year Old DNA Found in Artsakh Cave Matches Genes of Modern Armenians

7000 Year Old DNA Found in Artsakh Cave ...

November 22, 2016 AZOKH, Nagorno-Karabakh (People of Ar)—Scholars from Britain, US, Denmark and Armenia led by Professor Levon Yepiskoposyan have been examining prehistoric caves near the village of Azokh in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) and found unique artifacts from different periods, among them a tooth from a human who lived 7000 years ago. Due to the cave’s climate DNA was preserved inside the tooth and was send to Copenhagen University’s genetics department (in Denmark) for examination. The results of this inquiry have revealed that the genetic makeup of the tooth...
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Celestial Maps of Gegham Mountain: The Unique Rock Art of Armenia

Celestial Maps of Gegham Mountain: The U...

16 APRIL, 2016 – 15:02 LILIT MKHITARYAN Celestial Maps of Gegham Mountain: The Unique Rock Art of Armenia (Read the article on one page) In the volcanic Gegham and Vardenis Mountains of Armenia, architect Suren Petrosyan discovered unique and mysterious astrological rock art paintings. Experts have different opinions on the creation chronology of the rock art paintings found in the basin of Lake Sevan and along the slopes of Mount Aragats. Some think these rock art paintings were created in the third to second millennium BC, others claim about the fifth to fourth...
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A Number of Constructions were found in the Territory of Republic Square

A Number of Constructions were found in ...

During the construction works in the territory of Republic Square in 2003, there were found a number of constructions, which were immediately ruined. Thanks to Gohar Asasyan for the provision of the material! the material is taken...
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Snowman-2017

Snowman-2017

January 18, 2017 The Festival of Snow Sculptures, which is called “Snowman-2017”, will host its visitors in Jermuk on February 17-19 for already the fifth time. It was told by the president of “Jermuk Development Center” NGO Vazgen Galstyan during his interview with Armenpress. “The whole idea and goal of launching the festival was to try to extend winter tourism period. We hold the festival in February because there are relatively more or less people in Jermuk during December and January. In this case the hotels and businesses of the sphere of tourism will...