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Armenian Basturma

Armenian Basturma

Armenian basturma is highly seasoned, air-dried raw beef, flavored with garlic and chaman paste (the mix of pungent spices that’s heavy on fenugreek and paprika). The first recorded mention of Basturma was between 95-45 BC in Armenia during the reign of Tigranes the Great....

Mount Aragats

Mount Aragats

Aragats, formerly one of the largest volcanoes in the world, is the highest peak of Armenia (4,090m/13,419 ft). People come here to enjoy the scenery of Aragats, experience the alpine zone of the Mount, and to see the meadows decorated with colorful flowers, such as...

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...

Armenian Bread Lavash

Armenian Bread Lavash

Throughout the ages, Lavash have not only occupied the highest place in Armenian cuisine, but also acquired the sacramental meaning, symbolizing the soul of Armenian people. In 2014, "Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in Armenia" was...

The Destruction Of Djulfa Khachkars

Djulfa Khachkars

Located in the Azerbaijan's enclave of Nakhichevan, on the banks of the Araxes river, there was a beautiful, mysterious place called Djulfa - a site of a medieval necropolis, the largest ancient Armenian cemetery in the world. Visitors through the centuries, from Alexandre de Rhodes...

Sergei Parajanov (1924-1990)

Sergei Parajanov

Sergei Parajanov (born Sarkis Hovsepi Parajaniants and sometimes spelled Paradzhanov or Paradjanov) was an Armenian Soviet film director, screenwriter and artist, who made significant contribution to world cinema with his films “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” and “The Color of Pomegranates”....