EARLY HISTORY OF VAŁARŠAPAT
Written by Gevork Nazaryan
The archaeological excavations and digs in sites in the hills of Šreš Blur and Moxra Blur, in the vicinity of modern day Vałaršapat revealed layers of early settlements, the oldest dating back to the Stone Age. Layers of Bronze Age culture and under the later layers, an advanced culture of Iron Age was revealed. Artifacts dating to these periods, such as pottery, arrowheads, spears, swords, etc. The later part of the Bronze and Iron Age is followed by the period of the powerful kingdom of Ararat. During the reign
ARARATIAN HOLY TEMPLE OF MUSASIR IN AR-MANA.
THE SACRED SANCTUM WAS DEDICATED TO THE SUPREME
SKY GOD [K]HALDI [AFTER WHOM THE CHALDEAN-ARAMEAN H I G H PRIEST
CLASS WAS NAMED]. THE DIVINE TEMPLE WAS ERECTED IN IXTH CENTURY BC
BY THE INGENUITY OF ARMAN MASTER BUILDERS [CLICK HERE TO LEARN
THE SPELLBINDING HISTORY --
INCLUDING THE ERECTION...THE DESTRUCTION....AND MILLENNIA LATER...
THE SENSATIONAL REDISCOVERY OF THE GRAND TEMPLE BY P. E. B... THE HOLY PATTERN
BECAME THE PROTOTYPE OF TRADITIONAL ARMENIAN COLUMNED MITHRĆA
[SEE BELOW] TEMPLES. THE SACRED PATTERN BECAME THE BLUEPRINT
FOR LATER GRĆCO-ROMAN TEMPLES CARRIED OVER BY
THE SCIENTIST BUILDER-PRIESTS OF THE WISDOM TEMPLES.
ROMAN COIN SHOWING THE SACRED MITHRAIC TEMPLE
ERECTED BY ARMANI ARISTOCRACY. THE INSCRIPTION
READS 'C O M A S I A E' DURING THIS PERIOD ASIA
IMPLIED A R M E N I A AND NEIGHBORING 'ASIA MINOR' --
THE CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION -- SYMBOLICALLY
REPRESENTED AS THE RISING SUN IN THE EAST
OR ORIENT [FROM ORION/ARYAN -- OR-GOLD IN LATIN...
NAMED AFTER A R -- THE ARMANEN SUPREME SUN GOD].
THE ROMAN ARISTOCRACY AND THE WARRIOR ELITE
[THE KNOWLEDGE WAS PRESERVED DURING THE MIDDLE AGES BY THE
KNIGHTLY-CHIVALROUS MILITARY ORDERS] WHO ERECTED
SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TEMPLES WERE
ALL DEVOTEES OF MITHRAS OR MIHR -- THE ARMANEN G O D O F L I G H T,
D I V I N E T R U T H A N D W I S D O M. THE WORD AS-IA CONNOTED THE
GOD-MEN OF LIGHT AS...AST-UATS]...ASTŁ [STAR]...
O S T [ A S T - THE RISEN SUN GOD...] - E A S T
[WORDS LIKE ASTRONOMY FOR EXAMPLE COME FROM THIS].
THE LEGENDARY [H I G H] A S A THAT BROUGHT THE LIGHT OF
CIVILIZATION WITH THE RISING SUN FROM THE EAST...
HENCE THE DIVINE MOTTO OF THE CLASSICAL WORLD
... E X O R I E N T E L V X ...
ARARATIAN MAUSOLEUM IN KURANGUN SHOWING THE EARLY
' IONIC' COLUMNS THAT WOULD LATER BE WIDELY USED THROUGH GRĆCO-ROMAN
SACRED ARCHITECTURE. FOUR PILLARS FLANK THE CENTRAL ENTRY POINT...
TWO SPIRALS OF THE KHOYAKS [LIT. IN ARMAN RAM] SPINNING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS
ON ONE SINGLE VERTICAL STEM/PILLAR COLUMN THAT STANDS FOR THE
'IMMOVABLE POINT' THE HORIZONTAL LINE THAT ENDS IN SPIRALS ALONG WITH
THE COLUMN FORMING A TAU...
FLOOR PLAN OF GARNI MITHRĆVM [SEE BELOW]
GOLD EARRINGS IN THE FORM OF TWO
SERPENTINE AQUATIC FISH UNITING TOGETHER
TO FORM A CIRCLE OF COMPLETION.
ARMAN WARRIORS. FOOTMEN AND CAVALIERS OF THE AYRDUZI-MARIANU WHO
INTRODUCED THE CHARIOT AND IRON THROUGHOUT THE ANCIENT WORLD
SMELTED BY BLACKSMITH MASTERS IN REMARKABLE FOUNDRIES LIKE METSAMOR
[GREAT MOTHER'S]. FINE METALLIC PLATE FROM VIIITH CENTURY BC.
NOTE THE PREVALENT [C]HALDEAN SACRED MOTIF OF UNBROKEN
AQUARIAN [COSMIC WATERS...AQUARIUS] MWMWMW...
HEAVEN + EARTH RHOMBI WITHIN PARALLEL LINES [HEAVEN-UNDERWORLD
WITH FLUID/METAMORPHOSIS IN-BETWEEN. 21 CIRCLES ON LEFT
PRES. SAME NUMBER [PERHAPS ONE LESS FOR TOTAL OF 41] ON THE RIGHT.
ARMAN WARRIOR'S HELMETS EMBLAZONED WITH THE SYMBOL OF TEYŠEBA
THE GOD OF THUNDER AND LIGHTNING. ELABORATE TRIDENT THAT
HAS TWO FLANKING HORNS ABOVE AND TWO BELOW [5+3].
ARMAN WARRIOR'S PIN WITH TIPS ADORNED WITH LIONS AND HORSES.
DELICATE DETAILED FINE CRAFTSMANSHIP OF ARMENIAN GOLDSMITHS
WELL VERSED IN SUBLIME TRANSCENDENTAL SYMBOLISM.
ENTHRONED ARMAN GOD-KING WITH THE CRYSTAL BALL OF DIVINATION --
WEARING ARARATIAN HORNED CROWNED CAPPED BY THE CIRCLE OF THE
HOLY SPIRIT. NOTE THE GUARDIAN LIONS FACING FOUR DIRECTIONS...K‛URM -
HIGH PRIEST WITH UPRAISED HANDS OF ADORATION. UP AND DOWN
COSMIC MOUNTAIN/WAVES [OCEAN OF LIFE WITH THE TIEZERALER-MOUNTAIN].
HISTORIC SILVER -- GOLD FOILED -- PLAQUE ON DISPLAY IN THE METROPOLITAN
MUSEUM OF ART IN NEW YORK. VIII-VIITH CENTURIES BC.
BRONZE ARROWHEADS ON DISPLAY AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART.
EARLY FIRST MILLENNIUM BC.
SUPERBLY MADE BOWL IN THE FORM OF AREG-AK [EYE OF AREG OR SUN EYE].
23 PRIMARY RAYS EMANATE FROM THE CENTER/CORE. 22 ALMOND/VULVA
[SYM. THIRD EYE] IN-BETWEEN.+ 44 SLIGHTER VULVA RAYS = TOTAL TO 99 [+
THE ONE...BRINGING IT TO GOLDEN 100]. THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART.
VIII-VITH CENTURIES BC.
of the Araratian king, Hrusha [Rusas] II [685 BC - 645 BC], a cuneiform inscription was made, in the occasion of the building the great water canal ordered by the King to channel water to the City of Quarlini from the Ildaruni [Hrazdan] River, which lay in the heart of today's Vałaršapat [containing Holy See of Echmiadzin within its boundaries]. The City of Quarlini, was connected to the cities
DECORATED CEILING RELIEFS IN THE INNER SANCTUM OF GARNI MITHRĆVM.
of the eastern provinces of the Kingdom of Ararat such as, Teyšebaini,
Argištixinili, Erebuni and Menuaxinili. The city became an important center of
Araratian commerce and trade system. Soon after, the Orontid Dynasty, followed
the Aramian House of the Kingdom of Ararat.
ARMENIAN GODDESS OF ARARAT
During the reign of king Ervand Sakavakeač [570 - 560 BC] of the Orontid [OR-I-ON] or Ervanduni dynasty, Prince Vardkēs greatly rebuild an reshaped the old Araratian city of Quarlini and renamed it in his honor Vardkesavan. During the reign of the one of the most powerful and gifted kings of Armenia, King of Kings Tigran [Tigranes] the Great [95 - 55 BC], the city became a trading and commercial city, near the large city of Artašat, of the vast Armenian Empire, grew due to the conquests of Tigran the Great in the
S U R V I V I N G M I T H R Ć V M I N G A R N I. F I R S T C E N T U R Y.
Near East, Anatolia and the Caucasus. Tigran, envisioned Armenia as a powerful Classical state -- a Pax Armenica [Greek language and culture serving as the lingua franca of the vast Empire that included hundreds of peoples and tribes], with large cities such as
RELIEFS ON THE DELTA PEDIMENT
Vardkesavan and Four Tigranakerts -- located throughout the Four corners of the Empire --governed by Four Viceroys - the Bdešxs. His Vision, included grand imperial capital of Tigranakert in the heart of the Empire, in the province of Ałznik'. The imperial capital
COLUMN CAPITALS FROM THE TEMPLE OF THE SUN GOD
had a population which -- in its very short history -- surpassed hundred thousand citizens. The city had a multiethnic and diverse population, which was common in Hellenistic type of cities like Tigranakert, the local provinces and towns remaining much or less homogenous.