Tag : Zeytun

Zeytun (Zeytoun, Zeitoun, Zeitun, Ulnia), located in the Taurus Mountains, was part of the Kingdom of Giligian (Kilikian) Armenia.

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

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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Vahe Achikian

Nazareth Aga Surenoglu { Surenian Ishkhan Nazareth } was the Ishkhan or Kojabashi of the Merkez Mahallesi [ Central Bazar District ] of Zeytun, also referred to as the Surenian Quarter or Merkez Tagh from 1871 to 1904. His princely clan lived in the historic Surenyan Qale fortress-mansion built ...
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Vahe Achikian

The “Arachnort” Yepiscopos is Der Bartoghimeos or Der Bartoghime of F?rnus and he shepherded his Armenian Apostolic Christian parishioners at Surp Garapet church of F?rnus ,and this photo is from 1895 during the Grand Rebellion of Zeytun of 1895-1896 in which he participated and fought valiantly ...
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Vahe Achikian

This warrior’s name is Djellat or Cellad in Turkish. He was one of the fiercest freedom fighters amongst Zeytun’s insurgents during the 1895-1896 Rebellion. This was mentioned in Hunchakyan Party operative Garapet Aghassi’s ( Garapet Tour-Sarkissian) book “Zeïtoun: Depuis les origines jusqu’à ...
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Vahe Achikian

Yenidünya Astvadzadour Pasha [ Astvadzadour Pasha Yenidünyayan ],1830-1899 was one of the four legendary Qodjabashi or Ishkhans of Zeytoun – his ruled quarter in Zeytoun was called Yuqari Mahallesi or Verin Tagh, also referred to as Yenidünya sector or Sourp Lousavoritch church community of ...
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