SHENGAVIT – ANCIENT SETTLEMENT OF YEREVAN

Hakob Simonyan

One of the pivotal monuments of the Early Bronze Age in the Armenian Highland – Shengavit site is situated in Yerevan. It occupied an area of more than 6 hectares. Shengavit was founded in the IV millennium BC, and it continued to function over a thousand years. The excavations carried out in 1936-1938, 1958-1983, 2000-2012 (headed by E. Bayburtyan, S. Sardaryan, H. Simonyan and M. Rothman) shed light on several questions concerning the archaeological site: Architecture, Beliefs, Art, Applied Arts, dating and other spheres.

“WINTER FAIRY TALE” EXHIBITION IN THE YEREVAN HISTORY MUSEUM

Winter is one of the most wonderful and mysterious seasons of the year, with its unique white rugs and different opportunities to enjoy winter entertainment. During the winter we celebrate the most festive and bright holidays – the New Year and the Christmas, which inspire creators of different spheres of art, including doll makers.

ABOUT THE NAMES AND CULTS OF GODS HAYA AND KHALDI

Khald is the main God of Ararat-Urartu mythology of Armenian country. He is the God of life, vegetation, farming, war and construction. By Khald’s name were sanctified construction works and military crusades of Ararat-Urartu kings. It could be noticed that Khald was a sponsor of various phenomena which often had their own deities. Different deities were united in Khald God’s cult with the purpose of completion of it. Characteristic features of Khald are similar to features of Haya-Enki God known from Shumer-Aqadian written sources. Thus, according to Shumer poem “Enki and Universe Creation” Enki –Haya(after the mankind creation)travelled a lot and taught people to adapt and live in Mother Country.

Newspaper “Mshak” about Yerevan

Armenian periodicals have bicentennial history. Thousands of newsletters, newspapers and other periodicals, being published in and outside our country as well as in various countries, in native and foreign languages, served to throw light on the Armenian people’s history, their past and present and to solve their problems. As fate willed it, the major part of them were published outside the country, in different Armenian colonies, and the first one was “Azdarar”, being published from 1794 to 1796, in the city of Madras, India.

Yerevan History Museum wil take part in MUSExpo2018

Yerevan History Museum wil take part in MUSExpo2018 on November 12-14.

PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT OF OLD AND NEW YEREVAN

(taverns, inns, cafes, restaurants) from the point of view of tourism

A new greeting card dedicated to the International Philatelist Exhibition

On October 25, within the framework of the international philatelist exhibition dedicated to the 2800th anniversary of Yerevan the act of cancellation of the two-sided greeting card dedicated to the International Philatelist Exhibition was held.

The events dedicated to 2800th anniversary of Yerevan foundation to start in Almaty

Due to the efforts of “Masis” NGO of the Union of Armenians of Kazakhstan, with the assistance of the Ministry of Diaspora a photo exhibition dedicated to our pink-tufa capital was held at the entertainment center “Amure”. According to “Armenians today”, there mainly exhibited the photos from the collection of Yerevan History Museum. “It is a significant assistance to us, as the photos are interesting and outstanding. They are valued as a museum sample and attracted a great interest”, said the vice-chairman of “Masis” NGO Aram Navasardyan in his conversation with “Armenians today”.

“Yerevan: from the Bronze Age to the city of pink tufa” exhibition at Yerevan History Museum

On the event of the 2800th anniversary of Yerevan foundation the exhibition entitled “Yerevan: from the Bronze age to the city of pink tufa” opened at Yerevan History Museum.

International symposium dedicated to 2800th anniversary of Yerevan foundation

The symposium dedicated to the 2800th anniversary of Yerevan foundation started in Yerevan History Museum. The symposium was organized by joint efforts of Yerevan History Museum, Institute of History of the R National Academy of Sciences and Yerevan State University.

On October 21 the museum works free of charge

Yerevan History Museum informs that on the event of the 2800th anniversary of Yerevan foundation, on October 21 the museum works till 19:00.

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