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armenian alphabet
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Influence Of The Armenian Alphabet

The effect of the Armenian alphabet With the national conversion to Christianity in the 4th century, it became necessary to reach the people through religious services conducted in Armenian, and to translate the Bible and scriptures from the Greek. At first Armenians tried to adapt foreign alphabets to fit their language, but Armenian phonetics structure [...]

Amaras Monastery
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Amaras

Amaras is a town located in the “Myous Haband” region of Artsakh. Situated 10 km southeast of Mardouni, one of the regional centers of the Autonomous Republic of Nagorno Karabagh, Amaras is nestled between the Khazaz and Lusavorich mountains. St. Gregory the Illuminator began to build a monastery here in the 4th century, which was [...]

Armenian Religion
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Armenian Religion

The Armenia Religion Christianity and the Armenian Church have held a central and vital position with respect to all aspects of Armenian life. Christianity in Armenia can be traced back to the age of the Apostles. Two of Christ’s Apostles – Thaddeus and Bartholomew – were the first evangelists of Armenia preaching the Gospel there [...]

The first christian state in the world

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One of the most crucial events in Armenian history was the conversion to Christianity. By adopting the new religion, Armenia established a distinct Christian character of its own and, at times, became identified with the Western world. King Tiridates III (Trdat), having been converted by Gregory the Illuminator, proclaimed Christianity as the religion of the [...]

Statue of Mesrop Mashtots at Matenadaran
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Armenian Language

The official language in the Republic of Armenia is Armenian (Hayeren). Russian is also widely used. Major Western languages, such as Spanish, Italian, German, French, and especially English are included in the public school curriculums, and are extensively taught in most colleges and universities. The Armenian language is an independent, one-language subgroup within the Indo-European [...]

Armenian Art
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Armenian Art

Armenian Art Armenian art has been profoundly influenced by Armenian culture, Armenia’s long history, ever-changing geography and unique mountainous landscape. One of the most important periods of Armenian art was that from the ninth to the sixth centuries BC. Armenia was, at this point in history, the Kingdom of Van or Urartu. Citadels, temples, irrigation [...]