Lessons from the past

By Rouben Indjikian, Professor at Webster University Geneva
 

On September 25, 2013 the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of Armenia marked the 100th anniversary of its founder Hovhannes Indjikian, a well-known historian. Why should a former colleague who passed away in 1990 be still so honored? Above all because of the heritage of scientific and exemplary human and patriotic values and acts, which he bequeathed to his younger colleagues and all of us.

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The Stories of the People Close to Us

Andreea Tănase is an independent photo journalist from Romania with more than 10 years of experience. Over the course of her professional career she has addressed various topics and explored Romanian life and culture. Tănase has worked for top newspapers and collaborated with major magazines and photo agencies in the country and abroad.

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Armenian Treasures

Over the centuries Armenians have had an influence on many a local culture and the world civilization at large. It is difficult to argue the Armenian people’s tremendous potential and their contributions to a wide range of discoveries that have changed the world.

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Cavemen’s Kingdom

Nature was the chief architect of ancient lodgings on the Armenian plateau, and lava became the first construction material. For thousands of years, the local population dwelled only in caves and grottos. In the meantime, the country’s landscape kept changing as lava destroyed everything in its wake, crossed riverbeds and hunting paths and drove cavemen deeper into their rocky shelters.

 

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The Mountainous Island

The Armenian plateau, also known as the Armenian Highlands, is located in the east of Asia Minor. On the territory of about 400 000 sq. km the Iranian and Anatolian plateaus bumped, forming a mountain chain (a similar fact can be observed in the Pamirs). Although the plateau is indeed named after the Armenian nation, the country itself occupies only a part it.

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7 Spots You’ll Be Surprised to Find Armenians

The thing you least expect to see as you casually stroll down the street somewhere in Sudan or India is a beautiful Armenian church. And yet the chance of stumbling upon one is astonishingly high! Here's how that happened. 

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Syrian Armenians: Unsung Heroes Who Saved Lives

By Khatchig Mouradian
 
The city of Aleppo constituted a major hub for deportation routes during the Armenian Genocide. Convoys that survived the treacherous journey began to reach the area in May 1915. In a report dated June 5, the U.S. Consul in Aleppo Jesse Jackson explained: “There is a living stream of Armenians pouring into Aleppo from the surrounding towns and villages…No animals are provided by the government, and those who are not fortunate enough to have means of transport are forced to make the journey on foot.”
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Armenian Genocide at a Glance

A brief timeline of the Armenian Genocide with key dates and facts

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