Tuesday 7 November 2023


"Armenian is a rich language, however, and would amply repay any one the trouble of learning it." - Lord Byron

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Sasuntsi Davit (Armenian: «Սասունցի Դավիթ») is a copper equestrian statue depicting David of Sassoun  in Yerevan, Armenia. Erected by Yervand Kochar in 1959, it depicts the protagonist of the Armenian national epic “Daredevils of Sassoun”. It is located in the Railway Station Square of the Capital City of Armenia, Yerevan.
Sculptor Yervand Kochar and architect Mikayel Mazmanian constructed the copper sculpture on a basalt base. It stands at 12 metres and the official unveiling was on December 3, 1959.
The statue has been widely admired by critics and visitors alike. Architectural historian Murad Hasratyan called it Kochar's masterpiece. In 1980 Ara Baliozian noted that the "splendid" statue has "acquired archetypal dimension." It has become a symbol of Yerevan and a landmark of Armenia. Rouben Paul Adalian noted that the "dynamic and forceful" statue is "such a compelling work of sculpture that the image became an emblematic portrait of the Soviet Armenian republic.
Yerevan (Armenian: Երևան[, sometimes spelled Erevan) is the capital and largest city (population just over a million people) of Armenia and one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial centre of the country, as its primate city. It has been the capital since 1918, the fourteenth in the history of Armenia and the seventh located in or around the Ararat Plain. The city also serves as the seat of the Araratian Pontifical Diocese, which is the largest diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church and one of the oldest dioceses in the world.

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