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Vahé Achikian

The photo is of Megerdich Yakoubian, the Ishkhan (Qodjabashi) of Zeytoun’s Qarghalar Tagh ( Mahallé ), photo taken in Istanbul in January 1896. Meguerditch Agha Yaqoubian, 1806 – 1872 is photographed here in 1865, Istanbul, in the building of the Constantinople Armenian Patriarchate. Meguerditch ...
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Vahé Achikian

Aram Bey Tcholaqian was one of the last hero freedom fighters of Zeytun, who was the younger brother of Mesrop Agha Tcholaqian, and together with his brother Aram Bey had participated in the 1915 March – June Zeytun resistance against the Ottoman Turkish aggression and arrests in Zeytun on the ...
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Vahé Achikian

The photo is of Usta (Master) Artin Tcholakyan in 1913 of Zeytun, a master craftsman of the Santoor, an oriental version of the celtic hammered dulcimer. Usta Artin was the paternal uncle of Panos Tcholakyan, one of the heroic freedom fighters of Zeytun who was the distinguished squad leader of ...
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Vahé Achikian

Identification of the above Social Democrate Hunchakian comrades in Zeytoun 1895-1896:L to R: Garabed Aghassi, Garabed Hrachia, Abah, Meléh. This photo is from winter of 1896, when these four Huntchakyan freedom fighters organised the heroic 1895-1896 defence of Zeytoun against the 20,000 ...
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Vahe Achikian

The photo is of the Great Defender of Dalvorik valley Armenians around Mush, Serop Aghpouïre Pasha: he was the son of a noble well-to-do family, but because of his patriotic & idealistic conviction, he chose to take up arms to defend Mush Armenians from the wild Hamidiye Kurds and Turks who ...
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Vahe Achikian

Zeytun Ermeni Qalesi is what was referred to this fortified mansion atop the craggy hillock overlooking Zeytun town. It was built by an Armenian priest-architect by the name of Der Emmanuel in 1815, and was the residence of the Sourenian clan of Nazareth Agha Surenyan 1870’s through 1904. The ...
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Vahe Achikian

Der Barthoghimeos ( Piskopos Partogimyos in Turkish ) was the Armenian “Aratchnort Hayr” of Firnus 1880’s through 1899. He valiantly participated in the 2nd Zeytun Uprising of 1895-1896 and fought side-by-side with Social Democrat Hunchakyan militant Armenian, Abah. Der Barthoghimeos had about ...
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Vahe Achikian

Hazor (Ghazor) Ishkhan Shovroghlian was one of the brave leaders of the 1st Zeytun Rebellion of 1862 against Aziz Pasha’s Ottoman Turkish brigade, along with Yenidünya Astvatzadour Pasha and Der Movses Khatchougentz of Zeytun. He was the Prince of Boz Bayir quarter of Zeytun, and was almost 80 ...
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Vahe Achikian

This was an illustration by German traveler/author Hugo Groethe in the early 1900’s in his published travel book on Asia Minor in 1908. The Zeytun Armenian warrior above is wearing the traditional village garb of Armenians of Zeytun Qaza (district) and has a Yemeni Hanchar (Dagger) on his right ...
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