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Masons and Armenians

Formation and development of lodges

May 23, 2016
Masons and Armenians
Historically, the Armenian masonry emerged and developed in the territory of the Ottoman Empire. Four masonic lodges were initially formed within the powerful Armenian communities. Many Armenians also became members of other masonic organizations and new lodges were created by the Diaspora in the 20th century.

20th anniv. of Coca-Cola Hellenic Armenia

Business, achievements, accomplishments

May 13, 2016
20th anniv. of Coca-Cola Hellenic Armenia
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Armenia celebrates the 20th anniversary of its activity in our country. On this occasion, the Company gathered its partners, employees, clients, representatives of the Government, diplomatic missions, NGOs, management of other affiliates, as well as people close to the company.

Ocean instead of Ararat

Territory of Armenia millions of years ago

May 5, 2016
Ocean instead of Ararat
According to scientists, the flora and fauna of that period was close to the current climate of Eastern and Equatorial Africa.

The way to championship

Armenian athletes tell about struggle for medals

April 29, 2016
The way to championship
The first official weightlifting competitions were held in the United States in the middle of the 19th century. As a competitive sport, weightlifting was included in the program of the Olympic Games in 1896.

Rock drawings in Armenia: Illustration of humanity’s knowledge

In 1965, architect Suren Petrosyan discovered petroglyphs which served as orienter for travelers on the Vardenis mountain ridge.

March 17, 2016
Rock drawings in Armenia: Illustration of humanity’s knowledge
Armenian rock painting occupies a special room in the cultural heritage of the ancient world. With its numbers and variety of styles, they reflect the most important aspects of human life: hunting, battles, sports competitions, ritual dances, agriculture and domestication.

Vordan Karmir: Armenian brand of ancient world

It’s known that Porphyrophora hamelii was used in the coloring process of the famous Pazyryk Rug (Republic of Altay, 5 c. BC)

March 2, 2016
Vordan Karmir: Armenian brand of ancient world
Cochineal worm, along with bees and silkworms, has been domesticated for production of a red colored matter called karmin. There are three kinds of this worm living in the world: Armenian, Mexican and Polish, the last being found throughout Europe.

Yellow Armenian bee: honey supplier and weapon

Bees that look like one another are actually different. Some have dark-colored hairy body while the others are light grey.

February 23, 2016
Yellow Armenian bee: honey supplier and weapon
In 1968, during excavations near the village of Azokh in Nagorno Karabakh, a group of archeologists discovered clay jars with graphic images of bees. The scientists presumed the findings were 150 thousand years old.

Van cats: truth about heterochromia and “Turkish standard”

The common opinion that a Van cat must be odd-eyed is however erroneous. Heterochromia is not the dominating feature of the breed.

February 9, 2016
Van cats: truth about heterochromia and “Turkish standard”
Van cat is an endemic breed that emerged in the surroundings of Van Lake, which is now the territory of Turkey. Being the most ancient domestic cat, the Van cat is capricious and freedom-loving. It’s rather big and is famous for being able to swim and hunt for fish.

Medicine in ancient Armenia: free treatment, discoveries, progress

Pregnant women received advice on hygiene. In case of dystocia, doctors applied cesarean section and embryotomy.

February 1, 2016
Medicine in ancient Armenia: free treatment, discoveries, progress
With adoption of Christianity, fanatics of the new faith started destroying pagan temples, which, besides being places of worship, were the depositaries of unique scientific knowledge accumulated in the course of centuries: astronomy, mathematics, medicine, metallurgy, architecture, military science, wine making and agriculture. Huge amount of information as well as authorship of many findings and researches was lost while pagan priests, who managed to survive, fled to neighbor countries.

New prospects, new commitments: Armenia becomes regional astronomy center

Major plans and ambitions can only be realized through international and state assistance.

November 5, 2015
New prospects, new commitments: Armenia becomes regional astronomy center
In the summer of 2015, the International Astronomical Union adopted a decision making Armenia a regional astronomical center. The international astronomical community is made up of eight regional centers: Armenia will thus be heading the southeastern astronomical region.
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