Top 10 Most Horrific Genocides In History - While they are loathe to discuss it today, the Ottoman Turks, under the leadership of War Minister Enver Pasha may have conducted the first large-scale, organized genocide of the century.
Saint Gregory the Illuminator
Saint Gregory the Illuminator or Enlightener (previously known as Grigor Lusavorich, c. 239 - c. 330 CE) was the first bishop of the Armenian church, and he is widely credited with converting king Tiridates IV to Christianity, formally establishing the Armenian Church, and spreading that religion throughout his country. Saint Gregory is the patron saint of Armenia.
Armenians (Armenian: հայեր, hayer [hɑˈjɛɾ]) are an ethnic group native to the Armenian Highland.
The prized Chelaberd design type is usually referred to by its established trade name, “Eagle Kazak” or sometimes “Sunburst Kazak”. In fact, the figure is commonly believed to stem from St. Joseph’s Cross – giving a clue to the Christian religion of the Armenians who make them. They are not woven in the Kazak region at all, but in Karabagh, directly to the southwest. Click to learn more about the fascinating history of antique Caucasian Eagle Kazak rugs.