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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.

Forty Days of Musa Dagh: Part 1

The order on the deportation of the Armenian population of Kessab was issued on July 26

August 12, 2015
Forty Days of Musa Dagh: Part 1
August-September 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Musa Dagh resistance. As a celebration of victory, PanARMENIAN.Net will periodically present the chronology of events.

New Year celebrations around the world. Part III

The Scottish New Year is known as Hogmanay and both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day were also known as Daft Days.

January 5, 2015
New Year celebrations around the world. Part III
In 1582, the Gregorian calendar reform restored January 1 as New Year's day. Although most Catholic countries adopted the Gregorian calendar almost immediately, it was only gradually adopted among Protestant countries. The British, for example, did not adopt the reformed calendar until 1752. Until then, the British Empire —and their American colonies— still celebrated the New Year in March.

New Year celebrations around the world. Part II

The Japanese New Year Oshogatsu is an important time for family celebrations, when all the shops, factories and offices are closed.

January 4, 2015
New Year celebrations around the world. Part II
New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count is incremented by one. In many cultures, the event is celebrated in some manner. The New Year of the Gregorian calendar, today in worldwide use, falls on January 1 (New Year's Day), as was the case with both the old Roman calendar and the Julian calendar that succeeded it. The order of months was January to December in the Old Roman calendar during the reign of King Numa Pompilius in about 700 BC, according to Plutarch and Macrobius, and has been in continuous use since that time. In many countries, January 1 is a national holiday.
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