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Garni The heathen temple of Garni is the only surviving monument of the Hellenistic period in Armenia. the temple is dedicated to the God of the sun Mithra and was built in the 2nd half of the 1st c A.D. during the reign of king Trdat I. The temple was collapsed during the...

Museums

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The National Gallery of Armenia The National Gallery of Armenia was founded in 1921 and is a part of the Museum complex on the Republic Square. The National Gallery is one of the biggest museums on the territory of CIS and has the world’s largest collection of works by Armenian...

Holidays

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Holidays and Memorial days December 31,1,2-New Year January 6 – Christmas January 28- The Armenian Army Day March 8 – Day of Motherhood and beauty. April 24 – Remembrance day of the victims of Armenian Genocide. May 1- Labor Day. May 9 – Victory and peace day. May 28 – The day of...

Language

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as 7,800 years ago according to some recent research. It is its own independent branch of the family of the Indo-European languages .From the modern languages Greek seems to be the most closely related to Armenian. In 405 ad, according to tradition, Armenian acquired  the...

Cuisine and Drinks

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Armenia’s size and borders have changed many times during her long history.It has been the scene of many wars in ancient and more recnt times.They tore the country apart and have left a deep imprint on Armenian culture. The predominately mountainous landscapes,its rocks and stone...

Art and Culture

Armenia’s size and borders have changed many times during her long history.It has been the scene of many wars in ancient and more recnt times.They tore the country apart and have left a deep imprint on Armenian culture. The predominately mountainous landscapes,its rocks and stone...

Music and Dance

Traditional Instruments Davul Duduk Dhol Tar Kanon Oud Shvi Zurna Christian music Melismatic chanting, composed in one of eight modes, is the most common kind of religious music in Armenia. It is written in khaz, a form of indigenous musical notation. Many of these chants are...

Archaelogy

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One of the most crucial events in Armenian history was the conversion of Armenia to Christianity. It is often said to have been preached by the Holy Apostles, or the immediate disciples of the Apostles, notably St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew. Armenians pride themselves to be...

Religion

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One of the most crucial events in Armenian history was the conversion of Armenia to Christianity. It is often said to have been preached by the Holy Apostles, or the immediate disciples of the Apostles, notably St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew. Armenians pride themselves to be...

History of Armenia

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The history of Armenia adds up to over 3 millennia, dating back to the history of Urartu (the Araratyan kingdom),a powerful state ,a peer and rival of Assyria. Following the decline of Urartu by the end of the 7th century B.C. the ancient kingdom emerged on its ruins, ruled by...