Armenia11 Yerevan (City strolling4)

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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS PRESENTATION HERE: http://www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda/armenia11-yerevan Thank you! Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia and one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country. It has been the capital since 1918, the thirteenth in the history of Armenia, and the seventh located in or around the Ararat plain. Yerevan was named the 2012 World Book Capital by UNESCO. Yerevan is an associate member of Eurocities. Located in the Ararat valley at an altitude of 865 - 1400 m above sea level Yerevan offers a beautiful perspective view of the giant peaks of Ararat and Aragats.

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ARMENIA Yerevan 11

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Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia and one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country. It has been the capital since 1918, the thirteenth in the history of Armenia. Yerevan was named the 2012 World Book Capital by UNESCO

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Armenian National Academy of Sciences was founded on 10 November 1943 on the basis of the USSR Academy of Sciences' Armenian Branch, organized in 1935.

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Yerevan State University Founded on May 16, 1919, it is the largest university in the country with 110 departments The statues of Mesrop Mashtots and Sahak Partev

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Yerevan State University, founded 1919, is the largest university in the country with 110 departments

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American University of Armenia is the first Armenian institution modeled on Western-style higher education, committed to teaching, research, and service

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The National Assembly of Armenia on Baghramyan Avenue

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The National Assembly of Armenia on Baghramyan Avenue

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Intercontinental Hotel Yerevan The National Assembly of Armenia

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Dalma Garden Mall

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Ararat Yerevan Brandy Factory

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Ararat Yerevan Brandy Factory

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Ararat Yerevan Brandy Museum

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Ararat Yerevan Brandy Factory

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Left wing of the Yerevan Brandy Factory

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Cradle of Wine production

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Yerevan Brandy Company is almost as renowned a symbol of the Armenian capital as Mount Ararat

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Yerevan on the shores of Hrazdan River At the time of Armenia's independence in 1918, when Yerevan was made the capital of an independent Armenia, Yerevan was a town of just 20,000. Large scale construction began, which took a more holistic approach under the new city plan laid out by Alexander Tamanyan.

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The plan involved the demolition of much of what existed, in favour of concentric circles, parks, and taller structures. He planned for Yerevan to become a metropolis of 200,000 people. As of 2011, the population of Yerevan was 1,060,138, making up to 35.1% of the total population of Armenia

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Vardan Mamikonian statue by Yervand Kochar (1899-1979) In 451 Vardan Mamikonian heroically perished in Avarayr Battle

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Vardan Mamikonian (393 - 451 AD)

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Located in Khanjyan Gallery is the monumental mural executed by the well-known Armenian painter Grigor Khanjyan (1926–2000). Commissioned for the original Soviet monument but left unfinished at the time of Khanjyan’s death, the three primary scenes of the mural illustrate important events in Armenia’s history: The Creation of the Armenian Alphabet (1992-1994); The Battle of Vardanank in AD 451 (1995-1998); and The Rebirth of Armenia (1998-2000). Khanjyan Gallery was completely renovated in 2009, and its austere, unadorned interior embodies the reverence many Armenians feel toward one of their country’s artistic treasures.

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The Rebirth of Armenia (1998-2000) The Battle of Vardanank in AD 451 (1995-1998) The Creation of the Armenian Alphabet (1992-1994)

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Immortal Saint Mesrop Mashtots The Creation of the Armenian Alphabet (1992-1994)

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The Battle of Vardanank in AD 451 by Grigor Khanjyan, a portion of the huge historic painting Battle of Avarayr [may 26, 451] between Armenian [66,000] and Persian armies [some 300,000] became an epic battle for survival and preservation of national identity

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Grigor Khanjyan (1926-2000) The Battle of Vardanank in AD 451 (details)

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Grigor Khanjyan (1926-2000) The Battle of Vardanank in AD 451 (details)

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Grigor Khanjyan (1926-2000) The Battle of Vardanank in AD 451 (sketch of one of the Armenian warriors)

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The Battle of Vardanank in AD 451 (details) 1650th anniversary of the Birth of Mesrop Mashtots (Armenian scholar, enlightener, and creator of the Armenian alphabet)

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Grigor Khanjyan (1926-2000) The Rebirth of Armenia

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Vardan Mamikonian (393 - 451 AD) was an Armenian military leader, a martyr and a saint of the Armenian Church. He is best known for leading the Armenian army at the Battle of Avarayr in 451, which ultimately secured the Armenians' right to practice Christianity

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Major Christian Armenian churches are named after Saint Vardan, including the St. Vartan Cathedral in New York City

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The Order Vardan Mamikonian - State Awards in the Republic of Armenia

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Vardan Mamikonyan was the hero and the leader of the Christian Armenian forces, who fought in the Battle of Avarayr for the faith of Christendom against the Persians who wanted an Armenian Conversion to fire worshipping of Zoroastrianism in the year 451 A.D.

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According to Arshag Chobanian "To the Armenian nation, Vartan [...] is the most beloved figure, the most sacred in their history, the symbolical hero who typifies the national spirit.”

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The statue to Sparapet Vardan Mamikonyan was completed and placed in 1975 by the talented sculptor (famed for sculpture of Sasuntsi Davit), Yervand Kochar. The horseman seem to be soaring in the air, the only point of support is the stylized cloud of dust

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Sound : Gagik Gasparyan - Armenia Duduk (2007) Text & pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation : Sanda Foi ş oreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda

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