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Armenia - Land of the Gods
Unfortunately, today much of this Ageless Wisdom of the Perennial Teaching has been lost and only shreds of the shattered picture are all that remain with us.

Nonetheless, each year new archaeological, linguistic finds and discoveries in those and similar fields or disciplines gradually restore the "lost Wisdom" of the great ancient seers - the Armenic [Arman] Ancestors.

The earliest surviving examples of ancient Armenian architecture can be traced to the Stone Age or the Megalithic Era. Recent discoveries made in the Armenian Highland by a number of European archaeological teams (published in the August 2000 issue of the German scientific magazine Bild Der Wissenschaft) showed that architectural structures, including such advanced complex manifestations such as temples and palaces can be traced to circa 9, 000 BC (around 11,000 years ago!) before the common era.

The article in the prestigious scientific magazine entitled 6,000 Years before the Pyramids! describes in detail the world"s oldest temple located in Armenia and dated to circa 9,000 BC - or 11,000 years ago! These finds are in fact pointing to the origin of the present Civilization in the highlands of Armenia [for there were other Civilizations or perhaps one universal source Civilization prior to our own time].

The recent sensational discovery of the Temple City in the Aragatsotn Marz [Province], by a team of Armenian archaeologists from the National Academy of Sciences was astounding.

The Temple City covers dozens of acres of land and the archaeologists have estimated that it will take about 30 years to fully excavate the whole complex.

These promising new discoveries perhaps surpass the historic findings of Metsamor (that among other important finds included one of the earliest if not the earliest metal smelting foundries of the ancient world).

In the November 2003 issue, the prestigious scientific magazine Nature published an article by scholars Dr. Russell D. Gray and Dr. Quentin D. Atkinson [11.27.2003] verifying the origin (13 years after the publication by the Scientific American of Indo-Europeanist linguists - Dr. Vyacheslav Ivanov"s and Dr. Thomas Gamkrelidze"s detailed work on the origins of The Indo-European Language and the Indo-Europeans) of the proto Indo-European language in the Armenian Plateau.

The scholars come to the conclusion of the Indo-European origin in the Armenian Plateau and the immediate nearby areas by using the empiric method of an "analysis of a matrix of 87 languages with 2,449 lexical items produced an estimated age range for the initial Indo-European divergence of between 7,800 and 9,800 years BP.

These results were robust to changes in coding procedures, calibration points, rooting of the trees and priors in the bayesian analysis...the finding hints that farmers in - what is now Turkey - [and is in fact historically, ethnically and linguistically Indo-European Armenia-Armenian Plateau - Ararat is also today in "what is today Turkey" - ancient Armenia cleansed of its native population through a horrific genocide- yet nevertheless ARARAT will eternally stand for Truth, for Armenia, for the Armenian people and for Human CIVILIZATION... - G.N.] drove the language boom - and not later Siberian horsemen, as some linguists reckon."

Sumerians [who called themselves Shinars - which is very similar to the Armenian Shinarar - Builder...] were among the earliest Armenian settlers who initially inhabited Armenian Highland, later expanding into Northern Mesopotamia and eventually spreading the great Armenic Civilization further south into Lower Mesopotamia. The Armen-Sumerian (Suberian) migration took place between the VIth and IVth millennia BC.

The Shinar[ar]s erected great temples or ziggurats in the magnificent cities of Ur (Ar) and Uruk (Arak). The Armeno-Sumerian contribution to the world civilization is utmost important. The Sumerians among many other things invented world"s first alphabet, which quickly spread to other lands and peoples.

The Sumerians were also the ones who first used the round wheeled carts and chariots (the worlds oldest carts or pulling wagons were unearthed in the town of Lchashen in the Sevan basin of Armenia - the carts have remarkably been relatively well preserved and date back to 1800 BC! making them the oldest discovered).

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Writer: Gevork Nazaryan
Editor: Eugenia Melkonyan
 Date Added: Saturday September 09, 2006 08:06:47 

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