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Triptych: Folding Reliquary Icon Kilikian Armenia 1293 Wood, silver, gilt 63.5 x 69.5 cm (unfolded) This folding reliquary icon from one of the Kililian monasteries is a marvellous work by a medieval Armenian craftsman (the Kilikian Armenian Kingdom existed from the 12th century to the 14th, on the north-eastern shores of the Mediterranean)

The land of sun-Armenia....When Armenian wirter William Saroyan went back the USA from Armenia, his friends asked him: "what did you bring from there". He said: "I have brought with me the sun of Armenia"...

The land of sun-Armenia....When Armenian wirter William Saroyan went back the USA from Armenia, his friends asked him: "what did you bring from there". He said: "I have brought with me the sun of Armenia"...

The first god in Armenia was one of the language’s first sounds, ‘AR’, which means sun or light. As the source of life, the sun became equated with power and the supreme god. Ararat is mentioned as early as ca. 6000 BC in the Sumerian epoch poem Gilgamesh, as the land of the mountains where the gods live...

.30-Year-old brandy "Erebuni" - the quintessence of the centuries-old heritage of Armenia, the gifts of our fertile land, tasty and pure crystal water, the bright sun, and of course the air impregnated with generosity.

Armenia - Land of Traditions. Symbol of Sun, Star, Rosette or...? The symbolism continued in an unbroken tradition from the time of the Armenian Kingdom of Van-Ararat to the present.

Herodotus about trade between Armenia and Babylon The Greek historian Herodotus (c.a. 450 BC) in his work “The Histories”: I:194 provides some details on trade between Armenia and Babylon: But the greatest marvel of all the things in the land after the city itself, to my mind is this which I am about to tell: Their boats, those I mean which go down the river to Babylon, are round and all of leather: for they make ribs for them of willow which they cut in the land of the Armenians who dwell…