Armenia’s alphabet, bread and more

Hello from Armenia! This is the last post about this beautiful country. What determines Armenian identity is their Christian faith and alphabet. They have their own language and their own alphabet, created more than 1600 years ago. They are very proud of it. One way to celebrate their alphabet and …

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Armenia: Yerevan and area

Today, we begin with our visit in Geghard Monastery. The name of the monastery comes from the relic that was kept here for long time – the spear with which a Roman soldier pierced Christ on the cross. The relic is now kept in the Museum of Etchmiadzin. Geghard monastery …

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Armenia: Noratus, Tatev, Noravank, Khor Virap and more

Today, I would like to show you some amazing tourist attractions in Armenia, many of them will be churches and monastic sites. Before I begin, I want to say that Armenia is a very poor country, devastated by years of communism, earthquakes (a very powerful one in 1988) and wars. …

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Goshavank, Haghartsin, Sevanavank and Lake Sevan

Hello from Armenia! We will be here only for four days but the program is very rich and there is a lot to learn. Armenians were the first nation to adopt Christianity in 301. According to tradition, Armenian Apostolic Church was established by two apostles: Thaddeus and Bartholomew. It is …

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