|Author||Maximillien de Lafayette|
|Publisher||Times Square Press, New York, Berlin.|
|Publication Date||January 12, 2011|
Volume 1 from a set of 3 larges volumes. This is a fabulous book, elegantly printed, large format (Size: 8.50” x 11”) containing hundreds upon hundreds of photos in color, and rare/vintage illustrations, sketches, maps and pictures. The author who is an internationally respected scholar and linguist, discusses all the aspects and facets of the history, culture and arts of Armenia from 7,000 B.C. to the present day, such as archaic art, iconography, metallurgy, weaponry, architecture, invention, astronomy, art of war, religion, paintings, frescoes, calligraphy, dress-making, the Katchars, the Kingdom of Urartu, the Kingdom of Cilicia, and HOW THE ARMENIANS CREATED THE FIRST civilization on Earth, and brought it to Mesopotamia.
ARMENIA IS THE ORIGIN OF HUMAN CIVILIZATION!
Armenia (Uraštu “Urashtu” in Akkadian, Armina in ancient Persian, and Arminia in Arabic) is 9,000 year old. The Sumerians referred to Armenia as Ararat or Arrata, the birth of civilization. The Early Sumerian scribes acknowledged that the Arratans (Armenians) living on the high plateau of Armenia were their ancestors. Thus, civilization did not start in Mesopotamia or in any other part of the world, but in Armenia. The ancient Greek historians told us that the first to have worked with metals, iron, coper and bronze (Metallurgy) were the Armenians, often called Khaldi. The Anunnaki Ulema told us that the two oldest civilizations on Earth are Phoenicia and Armenia. By all means, Armenia is the cradle of our civilization, and one of the greatest empires of the ancient world.
Topics discussed in volume 1:
Mesopotamia’s Civilization Originated in Armenia.
Astonishing early inventions of the ancient Armenians.
Armenians as the descendants of the mighty Hyksos.
Armenia is older than history itself.
Time table of ancient Armenia and its relation to the time table of Assyria, Elam and Babylonia.
Brief chronology in relation to the Hyskos, Cilicia, Urartu and Mesopotamia.
Armenia today: Statistics/Facts.
Famous Armenians in:
Media and movie industry
Banking and finance
Armenian Hall of Fame
The Kingdom of Urartu
Urartian architecture: Towers, castles and fortresses.
Armenia’s fabulous gems.
Origin of the ancient Urartian Armenians
Where did the Urartians come from? Who are the Urartians?
The metal work art of Urartu
Time Table of the Kings of Urartu
The Cilician Kingdom.
Cilician art and architecture.
Art, metaphysics and the healing powers of Armenian religious art.
The sacred stone carved crosses and holy ethnic art.
Katchkars and the tree of life.
The golden era of the Katchkars.
The destruction of the Katchkars by the Persians and the Seljuks.
The religious meaning of the Katchkars and related healing powers.
The blessed iron chandelier under the dome of Guyaneh Church.
Symbolism in the patterns and designs.
Religion and Armenian sacred arts.
De Lafayette has authored more than 600 books in various fields, 6 enclopedias, and 14 dictionaries/lexicons on Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Babylonian, Assyrian, Chaldean, Aramaic, Arabic, Phoenician, Ugaritic, Greek, etc., and has to his credits 15 international bestsellers. You can listen to his weekly radio show "Maximillien de Lafayette show" each Sunday at 9:00 PM New York time, and 7:00 AM Berlin, Germany Time. Or listen anytime to all the archived, current and previous show episodes