Exhibitions of Armenian History Open Around The World

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Three exhibitions–one of Armenian hand-made rugs and carpets–Armenian medieval architecture and the Armenian khachkar (cross stone)–and an exhibition dedicated to the 1700th Anniversary of the adoption of Christianity as Armenia’s state religion opened on different continents–last week. The exhibition of Armenian hand-made rugs and carpets opened at the Armenian Embassy in Washington DC on November 19.

According to the Armenian Foreign Ministry–Ambassador and Minister of Armenia’s Embassy Armen Edigarian and Chairman of the Union of Armenian Carpet-Makers of America James Keshishian spoke at the opening of the exhibition.

An exhibition of Armenian medieval architecture and the Armenian khachkar (cross stone) opened in Athens of November 19 as well. The Athens Mayor’s Office of Athens and the Armenian Embassy in Greece organized the exhibition.

High-ranking city officials of Athens–the head of the local Armenian diocese Abp. Ayvazian–the Archbishop of All Greece–as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps of Armenia’s Embassy and representatives of the local Armenian community attended the opening ceremony.

And in Sao Paolo–Brazil–an exhibition dedicated to the 1700th Anniversary of the adoption of Christianity as Armenia’s state religion opened on November 20. Photos provided by the Armenian Apostolic Church of Brazil as well as records of the history of Christianity are among the exhibits.

The Armenian Foreign Ministry reported that the exhibition is housed in one of the best exhibition halls of the city–and will last until December 20.

Close to 200 people attended the opening ceremony including leaders and representatives of religious and secular organizations of the Armenian community of Brazil–state and city officials–foreign diplomats accredited to Sao Paolo–and representatives of the media.

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