Garni Temple, Armenia. First century Hellenic temple, the only pagan temple in Armenia that survived the Christianization of the country in the early 4th century. It is also the only “Greco-Roman colonnaded building” in Armenia and the entire former Soviet Union.
Apadana relief showing Armenians bringing gifts for DariusI during Nowruz Ceremony at Persepolis ceremonial capital of Achaemenid Empire 500 BC.
The Armenians are wearing horseman’s dresses and cloaks. Their tribute consists of a/o a bridled stallion, which more or less confirms the statement by the Greek geographer Straboof Amasia that the Armenians paid 20,000 colts. The detail is a relief of Armenian tribute bearer carrying a metal vessel with griffin handles. From the eastern stairs of the Apadana in Persepolis.
2007 Hrant Dink (52) was assassinated in Istanbul near the office of Agos newspaper, because he dared to speak about the Armenian Genocide and advocate Armenian-Turkish reconciliation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hrant_Dink
2014. Armen Hovhannisyan (19) died in Artsakh defending the Armenian border from an Azerbaijani subversive groups intrusion. Was posthumorously awarded Medal or Courage by president of Artsakh, Bako Sahakyan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armen_Hovhannisyan
Carahunge prehistoric observatory near the town of Sisian in the Syunik Province of Armenia.
The name Carahunge is interpreted as deriving from two Armenian words: car (or kar) (Armenian: քար), meaning stone, and hunge or hoonch (Armenian: հունչ), meaning sound. Thus the name Carahunge means Speaking Stones.