Bishop Hovhannes Shahkhatunyants had his main important role in the study of the history of Yerevan and surrounding provinces during the first half of the 19th century. He was very much involved in social-religious and scientific activities. The works of Shahkhatunyants have an importance of Source Studies and are widely used not only by Armenians, but by foreign authors as well. With its scientific value stands out his “Signature of the Mother Cathedral of Etchmiadzin and Five Provinces of Ararat” research in two volumes published in Etchmiadzin in 1842.

Yerevan in « Garden City» Context

In the history of Yerevan of 20th century the urban planning has been a vital and controversial concept in understanding trends. Socioeconomic development, and the famous Utopian period has emphasized the landscape of the city.
In his master plan, an Armenian prominent architect Alexander Tamanyan made many drastic changes to Yerevan’s landscape, which included adding various new buildings, establishing public parks and green spaces, and transforming the city to fit its title as a Soviet Republic Capital. While creating and developing the master plan of Yerevan, Tamanyan followed famous Ebenezer Howard’s theory of a “garden city” which was popular in the West.

The Secret of the Mysterious Tower of Yerevan

On the material of the presentation at the Yerevan History Museum on October 4th 2014
The article proposes a new hypothesis for the use, dating, construction and situation of an ancient tower (attested in the 17th century and now destroyed) in Yerevan. It is proposed to be a water tower, dating from Zakarian period, built on an Armenian order and situated in the heart of nowadays Yerevan.

About the Worship of Idols /Cosmic Creatures/

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

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”.

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

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”

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”.

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

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

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.

“Yerevan-4” scientific meeting starts on November 9

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

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.

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