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A gentleman from Ayrk

Unseen Armenia: Ayrk

Ayrk, in Gegharkunik marz, about 30 km. south of Vartenis, to the south-east of Lake Sevan, is a village of about 50 households. It is reachable from Vartenis by a bad but passable road. The village of Ayrk in the distance The origin of the village is unknown, but in the cemetery next to its two [more...]

July 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

Tomb of Shushanik, the daughter of Vartan Mamikonian

Angeghakot and its Poet

Angeghakot, a village of about 2,000-3,000 people (figures vary) is in southern Armenia, about 10 km. from Sisian, the regional capital of Syunik province. Travelers from Yerevan on the way to Karabagh pass by Angeghakot, then Sisian and Goris, before entering the Lachin Corridor. The drive from [more...]

April 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Students visiting Shengavit

Shengavit: Archaeology, Renovations Progressing

Shengavit District, Yerevan–Work is progressing on much-needed repairs and maintenance at the Shengavit Historical and Archaeological Culture Preserve in Yerevan. Thanks to support from the Cambridge Yerevan Sister City Association (CYSCA) and members of the U.S. Armenian community, [more...]

July 11, 2012 // 3 Comments

The crowd approaching the Genocide Memorial

Dagdigian: April 24 ± 1

Evening, April 23, Yerevan: This is the first time I’ve been in Armenia around April 24. On the evening of the 23rd I joined a youth march heading up Baghramyan Street towards Tsitsernakabert, the Armenian Genocide Memorial situated atop a hill in Yerevan. The march was organized by the ARF and [more...]

May 25, 2009 // 0 Comments