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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.

New Year celebrations around the world. Part I

It is traditional to greet the New Year at midnight and then celebrate at least the first few minutes in the company of friends and family.

December 30, 2014
New Year celebrations around the world. Part I
People around the world celebrate the start of a new year in different ways. New Year festivals are among the oldest and most universally observed. They generally include rites and ceremonies which are expressive of mortification, purgation, invigoration and jubilation over the renewal of life. In some countries, parties are thrown on New Year's Eve which last until the early hours of New Year's Day. It is traditional to greet the New Year at midnight and then celebrate at least the first few minutes in the company of friends and family. Many people make New Year resolutions...a list of decisions about how they will live during the coming year, which may or may not be kept.

‘Frame Reshuffle’ at Ararat Museum

ARARAT Visitors’ Center of Yerevan Brandy Company in association with PAN Photo Agency are launching a photo project titled ‘Frame Reshuffle’

November 28, 2014
‘Frame Reshuffle’ at Ararat Museum

How to make Zhengyalov Hats

Making Zhengyalov Hats is a ceremony that is meant to bring family members and friends together.

November 20, 2014
How to make Zhengyalov Hats
Zhengyalov Hats, a combination of various types of greens with dough is one of the most famous dishes in Artsakh cuisine. There are different Zhengyalov Hats recipes with a mix of up to 20 kinds of greens. Beyond Karabakh, it’s very popular in Armenian towns of Kapan and Goris. In some areas, it’s also made with nettle.

15 years later: Armenia parliament shooting

In court, the leader of the group insisted the terrorist act was meant to “rid Armenia from the anti-national regime.”

October 27, 2014
15 years later: Armenia parliament shooting
On October 27, 1999, five men led by journalist and former ARFD member Nairi Hunanyan, armed with Kalashnikov rifles hidden under long coats, broke into the National Assembly building, shooting dead Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, deputy parliament speakers Yuri Bakhshyan and Ruben Miroyan, Operative Issues Minister Leonard Petrosyan, MPs Armenak Armenakyan, Mikael Kotanyan and Henrik Abrahamyan.
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