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The Armenian Highland, or the place where four rivers take source: this is the part of the Earth primarily predestined to be the birthplace of one of the oldest nations in the world, the Armenians. Like the holy mountain Ararat, that has two peaks, i.e. Greater and Smaller Ararats, the Armenian nation—born as a result of the mergence of different Armenian-speaking tribes belonging to the Indo-European language family—simultaneously established two state entities in its homeland, Metz Hayk (Armenia Maior) and Pokr Hayk (Armenia Minor) divided by Euprates river. It was by these very names that the Armenians’ native land became known to ancient peoples and societies. They were used in a wide variety of Greek and Roman sources and maps to denote the two Armenian states. Nourished by their native soil, endowed with the blessings of nature, throughout many millennia, the Armenians enriched it with countless specimens of man’s creative mind, by building their cultural heritage—deeply national in essence—that dates as far back as the times of polytheism and worship of Nature, and reaches the Christian era. Notwithstanding the invasions following one another, and the provisional domination of foreign rulers, the Armenians remained attached to their land, made sacred with their ancestors’ graves and relics. Unlike the hordes of Romans, Arabs, Mongols and Persians, all of which eventually freed the Armenian Homeland from their presence, the Turks, who penetrated into the Armenian Highland from Middle and Central Asia in the 11th century, did not return where they had come from. They stayed in the territories they had conquered and established their own states in the cradles of the Greeks, Armenians and other peoples, by forcing the natives of these lands into adopting Islam, banishing them from their homes, and exterminating them. In the aftermath of all this, the Armenian Homeland, mentioned by the name of Armenia on the very Ottoman maps, was annexed to the Turkish Republic after the Genocide of the Armenians perpetrated between 1894 and 1923. Due to some historical events and circumstances, today most of the Armenian Homeland, once occupying over 400, 000 square kilometres, falls outside the borders of the independent Republic of Armenia. As a result, the major part of Armenian cultural heritage has been stripped of its true owners’ care and protection for almost a century now. Moreover, it has continually been suffering premeditated destruction and obliteration. At present the Republic of Armenia covers an area of 30 thousand square kilometres and has a population of over 3.5 million. In addition, more than 7 million Armenians live in different countries throughout the world. So far numerous works have been dedicated to the natural environment and cultural heritage of Armenia. The present album, which is enriched with a great number of photographs,is intended for those wishing to acquire knowledge of the natural and geographical features and centuries-old monuments of the Armenian Homeland.
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Dankeschön für Besuch, Filippo Bilotti und sehr schönen Kommentar
Schöne Grüße, Heinrich

Dear papuasingo. Thanks for teaching me.

In gratitude for the lesson of geography, I want to teach you a lesson of history and ethics. The boundaries, you told about are drawn by blood of 2 millions Armenians fallen victims of Turkish existance on Earth, during 1894-1923 timeline ( ..1.., ..2.., ..3.. ) known as simply Armenian genocide and my countrymen who lived for 4 thousand years at their HOMELAND, were either killed or dispersed around the world. Their countless historical monuments were destroyed and being destroyed today by Turkish authorities - offspring of the same barbarians but hiding under masc of "civilized" people. As against the the Holocaust, Armenian genocide do not find worldwide recognition, and its consequences to this day remain unrepaired. Turks consistently getting rid of every traces of Armenians both, in terms of destructions of our monuments and in terms of re-edition of historical books (by cleansing them from words Armenia and Armenians). NATO allies of Turkey (US, UK, etc.) secretly assisting to these crimes, clearly showing that universal values ​​for them are not as important as their strategic goals. But all normal people around the world are wrathfully branding this hypocrisy of planetary scale. And as well as me, they do not consider any genocide and any abuse of history as means for changing the true borders to artificial ones.

So, up to you, on whose side are you on...

Um brilhante "postal" de Florença Like + Fav.

Os melhores cumprimentos desde Guimarães , Portugal
Desejos de um bom fim de semana, josé cândido

fantastischer Sonnenuntergang am Triglav, L 33

viele Grüße Klaus

Dear Panoramio Friends. Thank you very much for your visit to this photo, your comments and ratings! Greetings you all, good health and beautiful photographic trips!

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thank you meducell.

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. . . . . Datas being corrected.

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.I have taken it at what you call Şeyhli gölü, and we call Շամբ Կոգովտա (Shamb Kogovta).

Size teşekkür, murtaza cil.

Teşekkürler murtaza cil.

Bu bizim için büyük atalarımız tarafından inşa edilmiştir.

Շնորհակալություն:

Teşekkürler, murtaza cil.

. . . . Ermenistan'dan selamlar.

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