Armenian Translation

Discover Armenia

A landlocked country with Turkey to the west and Georgia to the north, Armenia boasts striking scenery with high mountains and caves, lakes and hot springs. Situated along the route of the Great Silk Road, it has fallen within the orbit of a number of empires and come into contact with many cultural influences throughout its history.

One of the earliest Christian civilisations, its first churches were founded in the fourth century. It later spent centuries largely under Turkic or Persian control and its rich cultural and architectural heritage combines elements from different traditions. The Armenian language is part of the Indo-European family but its alphabet is unique.

History

Armenia’s territory once included Mount Ararat, which biblical tradition identifies as the mountain that Noah’s ark rested on after the flood. It was also the first country in the world to officially embrace Christianity as its religion (A.D. 301).

Under Tigrane the Great (fl. 95–55 B.C.) the Armenian empire reached its height and became one of the most powerful in Asia, stretching from the Caspian to the Mediterranean seas.

 

Modern Armenia

To gain further insight into Armenian culture one should visit its museums and concert halls. Theatre in Armenia has a tradition dating back more than 2,000 years. You can attend a wide choice of performances ranging from concerts to puppet theatre to rock and jazz music.

Yerevan’s central plaza, Republic Square, is designed in the Armenian national style and contains the Government House, the Cabinet and other central offices as well as the Erebuni and Armenia hotels.