K'aghak' Yerevan Things to Do

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K'aghak' Yerevan Things to Do

  • White Bear barried in Yerablur Cemetery

    This picture is of a mother of a martyr who attends to the cemetery often and takes care of the flowers and the graves of her son and his friends who died fighting in the war of Nagorno Karabagh in late 80's and early 90's. This grave is where karo Qarkedjian, also knowns amongst his fighting friends as "White Bear" is barried. Karo was a native of...

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  • Yerablur Cemetery in Yerevan

    The cemetery of Yerablur in Yerevan houses the dead from Nagorno Karabagh war together with Andranik Ozanian, fighter against Turkey in the late 19th centuries and Vazgen Sarkissian, the prime minister who was assassinated in parliament in 1999. There are fedayees (soldiers) who have participated in the war in early 1990's on the premisses who can...

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  • Statue of David Of Sassoun on Horseback

    In front of the railway station in Yerevan, in the middle of a circle is the very fine equestrain statue of David Of Sassoun mounted on his horse Dzhalali. The Armenians call this statue Sassountsi Davit and all the locals know where it is situated. This statue is another one of fine works of Ervand Kochar. The epic stories of David of Sassoun date...

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  • Inside Erebuni Museum is Worthwhile...

    There is a good selection of jewelry ceramics and weapons found inside the museum. Of particular interest is three silver rythons one of which is shaped like a horse, one like a bull's head and one like a man on horseback. The helmet of king Sarduri II is on dispaly together with a large jug, possibly a funerary urn, with bull's heads.Please refer...

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  • Erebuni Museum and Ruins

    Erebuni, on a hilltop in the southern part of the city is the original site of Yerevan. Visitors can see the partially excavated remains of the site of the city together with interesting objects found there which are now housed in a worthwhile museum at the bottom of the hill.Erebuni was discovered by chance in 1950 during exploration of Arin Berd...

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  • Statue of Hovhannes Toumanian by Opera...

    Hovhannes Toumanian is one of Armenia's greatest and well known poets (1869-1923) who has produced many fable and epic poetry. Amongst his famous writings worth noting are In the Armenian MountainArmenian GriefWith My FatherlandMy Friend Nessoand his masterpiece AnoushA lot more will be said about Hovhannes Toumanian in my pages in Armenia when we...

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  • The Opera House

    The project of Yerevan's Opera House was began in 30's from the plans of famous Armenian city architect Tamanyan, who was the first to lay and plan the foundations of modern Yerevan in 1920's and 30's. In 1937 the splendid and grandeur project of Opera House received the "Grande Prix" award of architectural design in an architectural exhibition in...

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  • Republic Square by Night

    The Republic Square is absolutely gorgeous by night.. There are many people walking around outside with their families or their loved ones even on weekdays.. Definitely worth visiting at night and enjoying the atmosphere. There is the teletubies entertaining the little kids and other cartoon characters.. You may purchase refreshments or snacks from...

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  • Republic Square at central Yerevan

    Visitors to Yerevan are inevitable drawn to the large and imposing REPUBLIC SQUARE. In Soviet times, the square used to be called the Lenin Square. The square is surrounded by different buildings with fine architecture.. An example is the "National History Museum" of 1926 on the northeast side with fountains outside. There are also government...

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  • Mother Arising out of the Ashes

    By the Genocide Memorial, when one enters from the car park, you will pass by a statue of a mother holding her child titled "Mother Arising out of the Ashes". The statue is in memory of those who perished, survived or escaped the genocide of 1915. It is a replica of the larger statue which in in place at a museum in Los Angeles, California.

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  • The Genocide Memorial Part III

    The second feature of the genocide memorial is the 44 meters tall stele reaching to the sky and symbolising the survival and spiritual rebirth of the Armenian people. It is riven however by a deep cleft which symbolises the separation of the peoples of western and eastern Armenia while at the same time emphasising the unity of all Armenian people.

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  • The Genocide Memorial (Tsitsernakaberd)

    I strongly recommend visiting the genocide memorial and museum for anyone wishing to understand Armenia and its people. In 1965, the Armenians throughout the world commemorated the 50th anniversary of the 1915 genocide by the Turks and the lack of any tangible symbol in Armenia itself was the reason the genocide memorial was created in 1967. As you...

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  • The Genocide Memorial Part II

    At the center of the Ring or the circle, but 1.5 meters below, burns the eternal flame. The steps leading down are deliberately steep, thus requiring visitors approaching to bow their heads in reverence as they descend. Every year on April 24th, people gather at the memorial and place flowers by the eternal burning fire. The Armenians will never...

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  • The Genocide Memorial Part I

    The first of the two parts to the memorial is a ring of 12 large, inwardly leaning basalt slabs whose shape is reminiscent of traditional Armenian Khachkars. The 12 slabs represent the 12 lost provinces of western Armenia and their inward leaning form suggests figures in mourning. At the circle, burns the eternal flame.

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