About the Worship of Idols /Cosmic Creatures/

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Summary
In the famous centers of ancient civilization, Armenian Highlands and the surrounding territories, Mesopotamia, Sumer, Akkad, Egypt and other territories, along with cultural values statuettes and sculptures of idols were uncovered during archaeological excavations. They were strange creatures with the body of a human and without manlike face /rabbit, bird/. They are also engraved on the petroglyphs, archaeological objects, etc. Like in many countries of ancient world the worship of those manlike creatures, idols, was spread in ancient Armenia. There were the statuettes of idols in Armenian pagan temples. They were woman-like and man-like idols with conical base and underlined face. The woman-like idols are thought to embody the idea of woman-mother goddess that symbolizes fertility and maternity. The man-like idols symbolize the idea of impregnation.

Chronology of Erebuni-Yerevan Festival

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This article briefly represents chronology of “Erebuni Yerevan” festival. The fest was first held triumphantly in 1968 when was celebrated 2750 anniversary of capital foundation. Since 1983 it has celebrated yearly and up to 2003 it was called “Erebuni- Yerevan”. In 2004 2009 the fest was renamed “Yerevan Day” and s nee 2010 it has regained its traditional name “Erebuni-Yerevan”.

Every year this fest has its corresponding title.

On Christmas holidays municipal museums of Yerevan welcomed tourists visiting the capital

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On the event of the New Year and Christmas, within the frames of “New Year in Yerevan 2017” events, from January 2 to 5 the municipal museums of Yerevan (Yerevan History Museum, the historical and archaeological reserve-museum “Erebuni” and the Modern Art Museum) were open for townspeople and the guests of the capital.

“Leningrad.Siege.Military pencil 1941-1944” exhibition has been held within the frames of “Saint Petersburg days in Yerevan”

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Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan and St Petersburg Vice-Governor Olga Kazanskaya were present at the opening ceremony of the exhibition “Leningrad.Siege.Military pencil 1941-1944” held within the frames of “St Petersburg days in Yerevan”.

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Solemn ceremony dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Yerevan History Museum and to the 15th anniversary of Karen Demirchyan Museum

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Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan was present at the event dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Yerevan History Museum and to the 15th anniversary of Karen Demirchyan museum. In his greeting speech, congratulating the employees and all the devoted persons contributed significantly to the formation of two community museums, Deputy mayor of Yerevan Aram Sukiasyan stressed particular importance of these cultural objects in the issue of education and upbringing of generations.

Solemn event dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Yerevan History Museum and to the 15th anniversary of “Karen Demirchyan museum” is to be held

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On November 9, at the support of Yerevan Municipality the solemn event dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Yerevan History Museum and to the 15th anniversary of “Karen Demirchyan museum” takes place.

Films telling about the activity of the museum will be shown during the event, the presentation of the collection of the scientific articles “Yerevan-4” dedicated to the main problems of Yerevan history will be made, as well as ceremonies of awarding will be held.

“Yerevan-4” scientific meeting starts on November 9

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Yerevan History Museum would like to invite to take part in “Yerevan-4” scientific meeting dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the museum which will take place at the museum (Yerevan, Argishti 1/1) on November 9-10.
The scientific researchers of the museum, of the RA NAS institutes of history, archaeology and ethnology, art, as well as individuals from Moscow and France are going to make their reports during the meeting.
The meeting starts on November 9, at 10:00.

Posters dedicated to “Military pencil” union are exhibited at Yerevan History Museum

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Within the frames of cooperation treaty signed between Yerevan History Museum and the state museums of Leningrad Defense and Siege Memory, on November 10, at 13.30 the exhibition “Leningrad. Siege. Military pencil.1941-1944” opens in Yerevan History Museum.
A series of posters drawn by Leningrad artists during the period of the Siege of Leningrad in 1941-1944 and dedicated to “Military pencil” union are exhibited.

Karel Zeman’s individual exhibition is open in Yerevan History Museum

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By the joint initiative of Yerevan Municipality, Yerevan History Museum and the Embassy of Czech Republic, on October 18 the individual exhibition of the works by Czech engraver, medal and coin designer Karel Zeman was opened in Yerevan History Museum.

The head of Yerevan Municipality Department of Culture and Tourism Ruben Hovhannisyan, the head of Department of Foreign Rlations David Gevorgyan, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Czech Republic to Armenia Petr Mikiska, the director of Yerevan History Museum Armine Sargsyan, other ambassadors of the mebassies accreditted in Armenia, museum visitors were present at the opening of the exhibition.

“GOST-made in Yerevan” exhibition has opened in Yerevan

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On October 8 “GOST-made in Yerevan” exhibition opened in Yerevan History Museum. Samples of textile and food production manufactured in Yerevan during the Soviet Period were on exhibition. The exhibition is dedicated to the 2798th anniversary of Yerevan and to the 85th anniversary of the museum.

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