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The stages of Metsamor and Zvartnots are seven, seven of them are the stairs of our cross-stoned churches (video)

The stages of Metsamor and Zvartnots are...

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About Artavan Village (video)

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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...
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The Mystery of Orion Constellation and Tatev Rocking Pillar (Video)

The Mystery of Orion Constellation and T...

On August 11, 3 stars of Orion constellation appeared in a perpendicular position above the “Gavazan” (cane, wand) pillar, which is located in Tatev monastic complex. On August 11, in any part of the world, the zone of Orion cannot appear in a perpendicular position. the material is taken from goo.gl/gk9GqJ translated from Armenian into English...
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On New Year’s Eve at Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin there will take place the Service of Pomegranate-Blessing

On New Year’s Eve at Mother See of Holy ...

Under the presidency of His Holiness Garegin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians there has been approved a new order of blessing. According to it, every year, on New Year’s Eve, at 00:30 o’clock in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and in all the churches of the Armenian Church at the end of the Prayer of Thanks there will be offered the service of pomegranate blessing. It is reported from the Information Center of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. In the Armenian tradition, as a national symbol pomegranate has the meaning of life, blossom and...
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On September 25, 2016, Gata Festival in ...

On September 25, 2016 in Khachik village took place the Gata festival, which has already become traditional. Then the head of the village Mr. Vardan Nersisyan greeted the guests. After the roundelay around the Gata, it was treated to the guests. And the wonderful musical performances continued until the evening. Author: H....
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Wine Festival Artsakh (Video)

Wine Festival Artsakh (Video)

If you happen to come to Armenia, don’t forget to plan a trip to the non-recognized Republic of Nagorno-Karabagh (also known as Artsakh). You would ask yourself why you should do that. Well the answer is very clear it has an amazing nature, historical sights and hospitable people. Every year after the harvest of grape takes place people gather to celebrate. For already three years in Togh village, Hadrut region festival of wine takes place. Before planning your trip please check the dates. The village has a very long history and played an important role for the region....
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On August 21, 2016 Honey and Berry Festival in Berd Town of Tavush Region (video)

On August 21, 2016 Honey and Berry Festi...

On August 21, 2016 in Berd Town of Tavush Region took place the Honey and Berry Festival. The event has been taking place since 2012. The beekeepers, farmers and manufacturers of Berd Town and adjacent regions take part in the festival. The visitors gladly bought the tasty honey of the region, as well as the beautiful works presented at the exhibition-sale of local hand-made items. Unfortunately, this year there were no berries to be sold, because for some reason the nature has decided not to grant people with berries. In the frameworks of the festival, there were...
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Navasard Celebration on August 11, 2016

Navasard Celebration on August 11, 2016

On August 10, 2016 on the initiative of Mr. Vazgen Gevorgyan, approximately 50 people left for Karahunj from 3 a.m. to celebrate the ancient Armenian New Year – Navasard. On their way, in the Culture House of Sisian Town, they watched the documentary movie Karktik shot by Nikolay Davtyan. The duration of the film is 50 minutes. After that, Vazgen Gevorgyan presented the members of the group further plans for that day. At night, from 3 a.m. the group celebrated Navasard in Karahunj and at 8 o’clock in the morning having received quite a lot of emotions the group...