Ancient Kurdish Clan (Tribe) Mamykan / Mamikonean    Latif Mammad     Armenian sources (Favstos Buzand. IV - 27,31,36,39; “The History of Armenia” by M. Khorensky; N. Adonts [1]) report on the princely clan Mamikoneans, whose ancestral area was considered Tayk. Sources emphasize that the Mamikonean's principalities along with the...

Indo-European homeland and migrations: half a century of studies and discussions     Tamaz V. Gamkrelidze & Vyacheslav V. Ivanov     The problem of the initial place from which the original Indo- European dialects spread over Eurasia has been studied by several generations of scholars. Few alternative points of view...

Andrew Collins and Hugh Newman investigate Nevalı Çori       Andrew Collins and Hugh Newman investigate Nevalı Çori that was built around 8400 BC and was contemporary with the later phases of Göbekli Tepe. The site was excavated between 1983-1991 when the area was to be flooded by...

Toros Ahpar, Armenia Travel Guide.   Travel essays by Archimandrite Garegin Srvandztyants.   Annex to the 1st issue of Volume IX of the News of the Caucasian Department of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society. Tiflis, 1887   At the end of May 1879: Harput Valley is divided into two parts: ...

Ancient Mythology and Kurds. Ararat Or Judy?       Latif Mammad     The Kurds, as the ancient inhabitants of Mesopotamia, are directly related to the spiritual heritage that had been accumulating for thousands of years, enriched and subsequently flowed into the spiritual treasury of humanity. The Kurdish people,during a long...

Desperately Seeking Full-Time Kurdologists     Prof. M. Izady     A most important first step in launching the field of Kurdish studies is the creation of a cadre of area studies scholars and academics whose primary interests are Kurds. Thus far it has been the Turkologist, Arabist, Armeniologist or Iranist...

Historian and author Etem Xemgîn, who is known for his work on Alevism, Mazdaism and Zoroastrianism recently passed away. His rich research included in-depth work on socio-economic structures, traditions and customs among the Kurds. Similar to other communities in the region, the historically oppressed Alevi...

"Kotel" is a funeral procession when ahead of the funeral procession a horse is with armour and clothing of the deceased. Those who distinguished bravery, fortitude, courage, military valour, as well as honorary members of the tribe  was awarded with such an honour. It's a...