How To Conserve A Hmayil Manuscript, Expert Advice From Anahit Campbell

Hmayil scrolls were used by our Armenian ancestors for many purposes. In a time before penicillin (pre-1929), how would you care for your sick loved ones? Or, how would you protect your relatives who were traveling in rough areas of the country? What tangible… Continue Reading

U.S. Embargoes Egyptian Coins among other artifacts

New rules for buying coins that come from Egypt. Collectors of Armenian coins should be aware of this. There are a number of Roman/Armenian coins which were minted in Egypt. These are highly sought after by Armenian and Ancient collectors. Be aware that the… Continue Reading

The Pazyryk Carpet – Revisiting an Armenian Carpet from 550 BC

  How old is the oldest woven carpet in the world and who wove it?   In the early 20th century the finest historical rugs came from the 16th century. That was all changed in 1949, when a carpet was found in a frozen grave… Continue Reading

ANAS presents at ACOM’s Voski Ashoun in St. Paul, MN

On September 24, 2016 Dr Hajinian spoke to a crowd of 30 people at the Armenian Cultural Organization of Minnesota’s Voski Ashoun celebration. The hour long talk covered ancient coins, manuscripts, Urartians metalwork, rugs and needlepoint with a lot of questions from the audience…. Continue Reading

SAS Mourns the Loss of Hrachya Tamrazyan (Director of the Matenadaran)

(Tamrazyan with Dr. Hajinian and Dr. Saryan) HRACHYA TAMRAZYAN, 1953-2016 The Society for Armenian Studies mourns the passing of Hrachya Tamrazyan, Director of the Matenadaran, poet, scholar and publisher; and a colleague whom many of us have known and worked with. Hrachya Tamrazyan was… Continue Reading

Anaheim ANAS/ANRO/ANQ Meeting: New friends, new antiquities

The  “California” branch of the ANAS/ANRO put on a wonderful program and dinner. We must thank Aram Manasaryan, Sarkis Kilimjian, Armen Nercissiantz and Andranik Grihikian for their planning and hard work to put this meeting together. On August 11th, Armenian coin and antiquities collectors… Continue Reading

Monumental New Book “Armenian Coinage in the Classical Period” by Frank L. Kovacs

An Important New Work on Armenian Coinage. It has been almost 30 years since a well researched and organized book on the early Armenian kings has been published. This is by far the most complete to date. Frank Kovacs has created a numismatic masterpiece…. Continue Reading

Australian WWI Fundraising Badges- “Servia Syria Armenia”

Written by N. Pezikian —  July 1 2016. In January 2015, on the eve of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, I stumbled on eBay a tin badge inscribed “Servia Syria Armenia”. This chance discovery led me to write an article on this badge… Continue Reading

Anaheim Convention, Aug. 11, 2016

The ANAS IN CONJUNCTION WITH the American Numismatic Associations ANNOUNCES Our Anaheim, California Meeting August 11th, 2016 The Anaheim Convention Center At the Capistra AB Room 1pm-4pm Dinner to Follow at Mortons Steakhouse 6:30 cocktails, 7:00 Dinner http://www.mortons.com/anaheim/   Two major events: Presentation of the… Continue Reading

Bob Leonard Manuscript info

Hi Chuck, I plan to attend the ANA convention in Anaheim and expect to see you there. Last month I attended the Vatican Library Conference at Notre Dame, and heard a very interesting paper on Armenian manuscripts at the Vatican Library, presented by Jesse… Continue Reading