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[Web Wrap]: The Art of Calligraphy: Script in its Purest Forms.

January 9, 2011

Calligraphy as discipline was a rare find in the rich legacy of Armenian culture.
– Ruben Malayan

By Ruben Malayan via Asbarez.com

Two years ago I had a request from the Editor of upcoming “Encyclopedia of World Calligraphy” to contribute to the edition by drawing samples of Armenian script. When I asked what exactly would this request imply I was told that they needed all four major scripts executed with sequence of strokes ( i.e. the direction of writing). For over three month I have spent nights drawing letters, digging out anything I could find on my bookshelf, only to discover that calligraphy as discipline was a rare find in the rich legacy of Armenian culture. How come, I said to myself, how could it be that we have so little written about it? We have studies of paleography (science of writing) but practically nothing on calligraphy (art of writing).

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Armenian Erkatagir Alphabet

Credit: Ruben Malayan via Asbarez.com

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[Web Wrap]: Urartian King’s Burial Chamber in Van Opened for First Time.

January 9, 2011

A new site to explore.

Via Asbarez.com

VAN, Turkey (Anatolian News Agency)–The burial chambers of Urartian King Argishti I and his family in the western wing of an ancient castle in the eastern Turkish province of Van have been opened for the first time.

“The burial chamber is in the western part of Van castle and bears the workmanship of the highest quality. It is reached through a 24-step staircase,” said Rafet Çavuşoğlu, a professor at Van Yüzüncü Yıl University’s Archaeology Department.

King Argishti I was buried in a rock burial chamber called “Horhor Cave,” said the professor, who specially opened the doors to the graves to Anatolia news agency.

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Tushpa Van Fortress

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[Web Wrap]: How Armenians Celebrate Christmas in Southern California.

January 7, 2011

See how it happens in Southern CA.

Via Asbarez.com

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