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“Aseghnagorts” - The Finest Khachkar In The World

“Aseghnagorts” Khachkar

The 12th century monastery of Goshavank, located in the Tavush Province of Armenia, kept samples of the world's finest khachkars (cross-stones). The “Aseghnagorts” (“The Needlecarved”) khachkar still standing by the entrance to the chapel, which is a true work of art....

Minas Avetisyan - An Armenian Artist Who Took Painting To A New Level

Minas Avetisyan

Minas Avetisyan is one of the most prominent representatives of the Armenian painting of the second half of the 20th century. Minas has created compositions, landscapes reflecting the Armenian countryside, as well as portraits, still life, frescoes. His works are unique with their strong contrasting...

Sergei Parajanov Museum

Sergei Parajanov Museum

When traveling in Armenia, you should definitely visit the Parajanov Museum, which is one of the most popular museums in Yerevan. Parajanov was a Soviet Armenian film director, screenwriter and artist who made significant contributions to world cinema with his films such as “Shadows of...

The Armenian Letter Art

Armenian Letter Art

Did you know, that the "Armenian letter art and its cultural expressions" are included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity? "Armenian letter art and its cultural expressions" constitutes the centuries-old art of Armenian letters, Armenian scripts, the rich culture...

Bookstore "Luys": Old Yerevan Bookstore You Would Love To Visit

Yerevan Bookstore "Luys"

In the early 40s of the last century, at the end of the current Mashtots Avenue (formerly Stalin Avenue), a small tobacco shop appeared. It was unusually and picturesquely decorated with carved and painted furniture, and surprisingly, almost eight decades have passed, but the interior...

Matenadaran

Matenadaran

A highlight of any visit to Armenia, Matenadaran, officially the Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts – is a museum, repository of manuscripts and a research institute in Yerevan. It holds one of the world's richest depositories of medieval manuscripts and books which span a...

The Armenian Alphabet Creation

The Armenian Alphabet Creation

One of the most important events in the history of Armenia happened in 405 AD, when the new Armenian alphabet was created. The Armenian alphabet played an enormous role in the preserving of the national and cultural identity of the Armenian people, and enjoys a...