The Cradle of Humankind is deemed to be the greatest gift of the Red Sea. It evolved through an unfolding of Eritrean history that placed the Cradle of Civilisation at the location of Mount Ararat, where Noah’s Ark came to rest, after the Great Deluge.

The ancient Armenians—the Children of the Sun—were renowned from prehistory for their belief in celestial mythology, spiritual culture and outstanding power of faith.

Since the days of antiquity, ancient Armenia paved the way for a brighter future, and as the genesis of all life after the catastrophic Great Flood as well as the nucleus of the human family, its reputation reached epic proportions as the world’s most iconic status with its rebirth of farming and cultivation, and its revival and restoration of divine worship.

For thousands of years, the Armenian Civilisation had used its own scientific and linguistic literature. Some worthy examples are: the Prunus armeniaca or apricot (tsiran) as the sacred golden fruit, and Mala armeniaca (apple) as the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden.

Additionally, the tufah al Armani (Armenian apple) is viewed as a divinely attractive, angelic fruit. Even the pomegranate (seeded apple) has a significant place in Armenian culture as the symbol of strength, wealth and fertility.

In ancient times, the Mer Hayrenik (Our Fatherland) dynasties were represented by various symbols of the apricot colour. Today, the national flag of Armenia is in tricolour (red, blue and orange) and the colour of the apricot has long symbolised the Armenian nationality, victory, national courage, industriousness, and eternity.

Fascinatingly, the red colour is the symbol of blood that was shed by the Armenians as they defended their beloved country. It also represents the colour of the Armenian Highlands and its people’s struggle for survival down to our day, and is the symbol of freedom and their Christian faith that gifted Christianity to the world.
It is just as inspirational that the colour blue symbolises the indomitable spirit of the Armenians and their determination to cohabit harmoniously beneath tranquil blue skies.


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