Kuj

Kuj - was an extremely popular method of storage from the ancient times in Armenia. Also called Karas or Garas, Kejuj, the shape and size of Karas is much bigger than the Kuj. The kuj became part of the Armenian identity over the years, currently very much a symbol of antiquity.

Vartan Mamikonian -Armenian: Վարդան Մամիկոնյան -393 AD - 451 AD-, is also known as Saint Vartan – An Armenian military leader, a martyr and a saint of the Armenian Church. He is considered one of the greatest military and spiritual leaders of Christian Armenia in the 5th century.

The Battle of Avarayr – Armenian: Ավարայրի ճակատամարտ, "Avarayri chakatamart", also known as Battle of Vartanantz – Hero filled battle fought on May 26, 451 AD, on the Avarayr Plain in Vaspurakan. The Armenian Army (under Vartan Mamikonian), against Sassanid rulers. This battle is seen as the greatest battle in Armenian history, and perhaps the world - as a beginning of a new Christian era had begun, starting with ...

Vartan Mamikonian - also known as Saint Vartan –fiercely determined Armenian military leader, martyr and, a saint of the Armenian Church.  He is considered one of the greatest military and spiritual leaders of Christian Armenia in the 5th century. His 66,000 man strong army took Holy Communion together before battling.

Zvartnots Cathedral – translated to “celestial angels" –  was a 7th-century centrally planned aisled tetraconch style Armenian church built by the orders of Catholicos Nerses the Builder from 641-653. Dedicated to St Gregory the Illuminator, it is located the place where a meeting between king Trdat III and Gregory the Illuminator was to have once met…

Zurna - pronounced zewer-na, like the Duduk and Kaval, is a woodwind instrument used to play Anatolian and Middle Eastern folk music. The Zurna is a conical oboe and uses a double reed which generates a sharp, piercing sound. Thus, it has historically been played outdoors during festive events such as weddings and holidays...

Zatik-Easter – At the time Christ was crucified, his mother had put some eggs and bread in her shawl. When St. Mary, saw her Son Jesus crucified and bleeding upon the earth, she knelt and wept in pain for her child. Mother’s tears and Son’s blood fell onto her shawl, coloring the eggs and bread red…

Yerevan is the Capital and the Largest City of Armenia, and one of the World's Oldest Continuously-Inhabited Cities. Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country. It has been the capital since 1918, the 13th in the History of Armenia. The history of Yerevan dates back...

Yegish Charents - Armenian poet, writer and political activist. Renowned  poet of the twentieth century he entertained a multitude of topics ranging from his wartime experiences, socialism, and, more copiously, on his countrymen, Armenia and Armenians. His poem “The Message” contained hidden meaning within its context, while more obviously proclaiming the greatness of Stalin...

William Saroyan - was an internationally renowned Armenian-American writer, playwright and humanitarian. His stories were popular during the Great Depression in the 1930’s, and his sardonic humor has been appreciated throughout the decades of the 20th century. William Saroyan's heart is buried with other Armenian artists and intellectuals at the Pantheon Park in Yerevan, Armenia…

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