Posts Tagged ‘travel’

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[Armenian Archaeology]: Uncovering Armenia’s Past in Tigranakert.

August 2, 2010

Excavations and findings from the mountainous Tigranakert are now on display at the archaeological museum in Aghdam.

The city of Tigranakert was an ancient Armenian territory built on the landing of today’s mountainous Karabakh under the rule of King Tigran the Great in the 1st century B.C. It was once part of the Armenian empire and competed with Rome for political strength. The city now lies in the abandoned and disputed buffer zones of Karabakh, near the borders of Azerbejian. Findings heighten today’s tensions over historical possession of the territory between Armenians and Azerbaijanis. With modern politics coming into play, the ruins of Tigranakert remain as a testament to the strong Armenian presence in the area. FAR intern Samantha with the ruins of Tigranakert

Among the artifacts on display is a supposed dish made of clay with “My, Vache, the slave of God” etched into the side. Excavators at the site also uncovered tower walls dating to the Hellenic period and the remains of a 7th century Armenian Church. FAR’s Young Professionals had the opportunity to visit the site this year.

The exhibition opened its doors to the public on June 8th.

For more information, continue reading here.

FAR intern Samantha
at the ruins of Tigranakert

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Credit: Samantha McQueen

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[Web Wrap]: Armenian Gentlemen.

June 15, 2010

By Ashley Corinne Killough

If you would have told me last year that in a year I would go on a six-hour road trip in Armenia with four men I had never met, that we would get lost for 30 minutes near an old chemical plant, that we would take breaks to pick funny-looking fruits off of trees and eat them, that we would wind between and around Iranian semi-trucks on the highway, that we would get blockaded on the road by numerous herds of cattle and sheep—and that I would do the same thing all over again the following day—I would have said that you have quite the imagination.

Actually, if you had told me all of that last week, I would have said the same thing.

And I would have been wrong.

Please continue reading here.

Ashley with her “Armenian gentlemen”

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Credit: Ashley Corinne Killough

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[Hayastani Kidak]: 2010 Young Professionals Trip – Registration is Closing Today!

June 4, 2010

The two-week 2010 Young Professionals Trip to Armenia will take place from July 7th to July 21st, 2010.

During our time in Armenia, we will travel to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Holy Etchmiadzin, the Noravank monastery, and the Genocide Memorial and Museum are on our itinerary. Events will give us access to TV shows, the Armenian music scene, and Armenia’s rich contemporary culture. We will meet with religious and government leaders, including His Holiness Karekin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians as well as the Minister of Diaspora, Hranoush Hakobyan.

Registration is closing this Friday, June 4th!

For more information please email arto@farusa.org

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[Hayastani Kidak]: 2010 Young Professionals Trip – Registration is Closing Tomorrow!

June 3, 2010

The two-week 2010 Young Professionals Trip to Armenia will take place from July 7th to July 21st, 2010.

During our time in Armenia, we will travel to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Holy Etchmiadzin, the Noravank monastery, and the Genocide Memorial and Museum are on our itinerary. Events will give us access to TV shows, the Armenian music scene, and Armenia’s rich contemporary culture. We will meet with religious and government leaders, including His Holiness Karekin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians as well as the Minister of Diaspora, Hranoush Hakobyan.

Registration is closing this Friday, June 4th!

For more information please email arto@farusa.org

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[Hayastani Kidak]: 2010 Young Professionals Trip – Registration is Closing This Week!

June 1, 2010

The two-week 2010 Young Professionals Trip to Armenia will take place from July 7th to July 21st, 2010.

During our time in Armenia, we will travel to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Holy Etchmiadzin, the Noravank monastery, and the Genocide Memorial and Museum are on our itinerary. Events will give us access to TV shows, the Armenian music scene, and Armenia’s rich contemporary culture. We will meet with religious and government leaders, including His Holiness Karekin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians as well as the Minister of Diaspora, Hranoush Hakobyan.

Registration is closing this Friday, June 4th!

For more information please email arto@farusa.org

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[Hayastani Kidak]: Hayastani Kidak Society Reception Today!

May 13, 2010

For everybody who missed the reception – Our two-week 2010 Young Professional Trip to Armenia will take place from July 7th to July 21st, 2010. Please join us in Armenia.

During our time in Armenia, we will travel to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Holy Etchmiadzin, the Noravank monastery, and the Genocide Memorial and Museum are on our itinerary. Events will give us access to TV shows, the Armenian music scene, and Armenia’s rich contemporary culture. We will meet with religious and government leaders, including His Holiness Karekin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians as well as the Minister of Diaspora, Hranoush Hakobyan.

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[Hayastani Kidak]: Hayastani Kidak Society Reception tomorrow, on May 13th!

May 12, 2010

FARs Hayastani Kidak Society & the Krikor & Clara Zohrab Information Center of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern)

Invite you to

Join us for a reception to learn more about Traveling to Armenia, Volunteering in Armenia, and FAR’s upcoming Young Professional Trip.

Have the opportunity to get first-hand information from former trip participants, learn more about the country, and make new friends.

FARs Hayastani Kidak Society & The Krikor & Clara Zohrab Information Center will hold a reception to provide more information about all question you might have.

This event will take place on May 13th at 7:00 pm at the Zohrab Center, located in the Diocesan Complex in New York City (located at 630 Second Avenue at 34th St.)

The evening will consist of a presentation of the trip from FAR Travel Alumnus Tony Sargent and FAR’s Project Director, Arto Vorperian, as well as reflections of the trip from other former participants.

Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

For more information please email arto@farusa.org

If you plan to attend please RSVP on Facebook, it will help us to organize the event.

The two-week 2010 Young Professional Trip to Armenia will take place from July 7th to July 21st, 2010.

During our time in Armenia, we will travel to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Holy Etchmiadzin, the Noravank monastery, and the Genocide Memorial and Museum are on our itinerary. Events will give us access to TV shows, the Armenian music scene, and Armenia’s rich contemporary culture. We will meet with religious and government leaders, including His Holiness Karekin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians as well as the Minister of Diaspora, Hranoush Hakobyan.