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#1 Yervant1

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:22 AM

400-year old Armenian homes still standing in Turkey's Van (VIDEO)

00:04, 30.08.2014


The houses, which Armenians had built 400 years ago in Van, Turkey,
astonish Turkish scholars.

Mehmet Top, who is a lecturer at the Department of Art History of the
University of Yüzüncü Yıl (100th Year) of Van, visited, together with
specialists, Van's Isikpinar district, where these houses are located,
reported IHA news agency of Turkey.

The Turkish lecturer stressed that the stone houses, which Armenians
had built 400 years ago, are currently used by the local Muslim
population.

`Examining the houses built by the Armenians, we come to the
interesting conclusion that they all have a common typology. Even the
soil-built flour barns are still standing.

`We knew that there are Armenian churches, monasteries and cemeteries
in the region, but we didn't know about the houses,' Top said.

The respective video can be watched here.
ww.iha.com.tr/video-vanda-400-yillik-tas-evler-dimdik-ayakta-39690/


http://news.am/eng/news/226291.html

 


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 01:38 PM

Greetings, It sounds as if the houses were described as being built by Armenians by the tour guide.

 

A man we know went with his family to a portion of Armenia now controlled by turkey. When shown through an Armenian Churche, Zari asked: "What does that writing say?" The guide answered" That is old turkish writing,nobody can read it any more." To this Zari answered " I can read it, it says" and read it out to the rest of the people there, some there could read it also, being Armenian.



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 04:18 PM

Yes the lecturer says that it was built by Armenians, but tour guides will not tell the truth to unsuspecting tourists because mentioning the Armenian name is counter to their denial. 



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 06:34 PM

Yes the lecturer says that it was built by Armenians, but tour guides will not tell the truth to unsuspecting tourists because mentioning the Armenian name is counter to their denial.

I wish I had made a note of it.
Sometime ago, in a documentary on the History channel a group of so called archeologists(Prof Karamanoukian had a word for it-khar[a]teology)**, some European and a furk held up a circular tablet, much like the Rosetta Stone. It was written in Armmenian that I could clearly read. The furk, looking straight into the camera, without batting an eye said it was written in some exotic language that they had not yet deciphered. The sad part. Those Eurpean idiots swallowed it hook line and sinker.
**In Persian khar means donkey and in Arabic khara means sh*t.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 12:25 AM

Homes built with a simple elegance and the strength to stand for centuries. Occupied by Kurds who wouldn't know how to appreciate them. Such is today's Western Armenia.



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 10:56 AM

Yes Vanetsi, It's hard to take, I get that feeling in my chest when I read this, I can imagine what it is like for you and yours, your roots in the soil, the groonk has your hair woven into her nest in Van. 


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