Random photos of Historic Armenia

Road to the Village of Tamzara…our favorite dance!
Children receive soccer ball near Abarank Monastery…Ed gave away 16 soccer balls
Green River in Amasya….spectacular views along the river
Hromgla, 12th c. Vank of Cathholicos Nerses Shnorhali
Anthony Baiian (Providence) with local children who confirmed
he was in his parents’ Village of Nekri near Palu
Local women greet Mary Ann near her paternal grandfather’s home in Yozgat
Singing Giligia in Lampron below King Levon’s fortress when Ed’s mother ‘s family spent their summers in the mountains near Tarsus
Armenian Cathedral in Aintab…all access bricked in.
Dancing in the street with the local children in Hussenig
Khatchkars on mountain top near Abarank Monastery
Classic Armeian home in Veri Tagh (upper village)
of Kharpert where Ed’s grandparents lived.
Garmeer Vank (Red Church) near western side of Mt Ararat being used as a barn.
Statue of the famous Van Cats in Van…one blue eye,
one yellow eye, and they love to swim.
The Van Fortress above the ancient City of Van and remains of Armenian Churches
St. Gregory Church, Dickranagerd, once largest Armenian Church in the world with seven altars. Rebuilt with the financial assistance of the Kurds in 2012 and once again destroyed.
Massive City walls of Dickranagerd
Soorp Khatch Cathedral on Aghtamar Island near Van
Mary Ann’s great, great, great, great, great grandfather Ohan Chorbaji Arslanian’s home in Yozgat which is now a museum furnished as it was in 1900.
Mason and Hamlin Organ made in Boston found in Arslanian home in Yozgat…
how ironic since Mary Ann is a church organist.
Jemal Kokman, our Kurdish driver, and Mary Ann at the Village well in Govdun
Ed and Mary Ann dancing by the Arax River (Ed’s mother was Araxie)