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Zhingyalov Hats – Armenia’s Favorite Snack

Zhingyalov hats

Zhingyalov hats, or jingalov hats - is a hallmark dish from Nagorno-Karabakh (Republic of Artsakh), and if you ever visit the Stepanakert bustling market, you can taste the real deal made fresh in front of you. In recent years, the popularity of this Vegan friendly...

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...

Yazidis In Armenia

Yazidis In Armenia

Armenian Yazidis are a subgroup of Yazidis settled in Armenia, where they form the largest minority group. They are recognized as a distinct ethnic group in Armenia and are well integrated into the Armenian society, with freedom of religion and non-interference in their cultural traditions. ...

Ishkhan – The Most Popular Armenian Freshwater Fish

Ishkhan

Ishkhan is considered a delicacy in Armenia, and can be prepared in an infinite number of ways, usually poached and flavored with bay leaves, fresh tarragon, and peppercorns. You can order it be boiled, grilled, fried or braised with almonds. It is also delicious when...

The Last Armenian King Is Not Buried In Armenia

King Leon V

The remains of the last Armenian king rest in the Basilica of St. Denis, France, alongside other members of French monarchy. Leon V was the last king of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia. Cilicia had served for almost three centuries as a bastion of Christianity...

Armenian Basturma

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. ...

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...