From Armenia to Devonshire

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Striking similarities between prehistoric monuments in Devon England, and Armenia

Striking similarities between prehistoric monuments in Devon England, and Armenia

I came across an interesting book today, titled “Historical views of Devonshire” by Richard Polwhele (1793).

In his book Polwhele argues that the first inhabitants of Britain came from Armenia. And specifically settled in the South Britain’s Devon or Devonshire as it’s also called. Let’s examine some of the arguments mentioned in the book.

Polwhele introduces his theory by saying: “That the original inhabitants of Danmonium were of eastern origin, and, in particular, were Armenians, is a position which may, doubtless, be supported by some show of authority.” Danmonium being the Latin name for Davon. He goes on to explain:

“Let us consider the testimony of one of our chronicles, which speaks to the point of the Armenian emigration. The Saxon Chronicle positively asserts, that “the original inhabitants of Britain came from Armenia, and that they seated themselves in the…

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Ancient cave dwellings of Armenia

Tamar Najarian:

I’ve only been to the Khndzoresk as of yet, other than Geghart… Got the rest on my list :D

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Ancient cave-dwellings of Khndzoresk

Ancient cave-dwellings of Khndzoresk

Armenian Highland is distinguished with countless ancient cave dwellings, dating far back into history of human settlement. Discoveries in the Areni cave complex in Armenia yielded phenomenal finds such as the discovery of the world’s oldest leather shoe (5,500-year-old), oldest wine making facility (6,100-year-old), a straw skirt dating to 3900 BC, singes of animal domestication and even a well preserved human brain. There is almost every kind of cave in Armenia, there are man made caves and even caves of hydrothermal origin, which are very rare in the world. These hollows originate when lava from the inner core of the earth mixes with hot springs, creating caves.  We also know that people themselves created caves. Elaborate and often architecturally magnificent, monastery complexes with entire villages, carved out of rock, are found in abundance on the Armenian plateau. Armenians used caves as fortresses, places of worship, as…

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Tablets Made in Armenia

I think I shall begin with presenting the inspiration for this post from Now, you must be thinking, “once again, Armenians are abusing the market and stealing from their own people.” How wrong you are; and how wrong the writer of this article is. Perhaps I should elaborate.

First, I want to point out that not everyone can make an Armtab, but most any company that wishes can make a tablet. Whether or not it has the same specs (typical specs), is up to them. But Armtab cannot be replicated, for the simple reason that it uses a rather amazing operating system.

Second, I wish to point out that should the actual manufacturing have been in Armenia, Minno would have had to pay 10x as much than that which the chinese get paid in their country, where the population allows for a disposable workforce. I’m pretty sure Armenians would not be working for 50 drams a day. So, to keep costs low (so the average Armenian CAN afford to buy the tablet- PS: all tech pieces are manufactured in china or at least most), that part of the making is outsourced. The rest, however, is all purely Armenian.

What exactly is Armenian about it? 

  • Research and development
  • Software design
  • Operating Systems
  • Applications tailored specifically for the market they are produced for (nursing homes, restaurants, hospitals, etc.)
  • Branding
  • Tablet design

After all this, is this tablet NOT Made in Armenia?

If you are not convinced, let me add to it. Instigate has designed the operating system known as Arax, as well as the Vostan mind map based Content Management System. Furthermore, the Locater system is also made in Armenia, for Armenian use, allowing for a 3D trip around places you locate on a map. Furthermore, the PCBA (printed circuit board assembly) is also done in Armenia. Let’s add the addition of Quality Control by local specialists and I do believe the product becomes exclusively Armenian. Jobs done in Armenia, as such, allow for a normal pay and work to be transferred around the regions, particularly the digital aspects. Armenia already works on processing chips that are used by MediaTek, Rockchip and others.

On a final note, the Android software code for the Armtabs is also written in Armenia. As such, Armtab is purely Armenian and anyone who speaks otherwise knows not what they utter. Of course, for some dissenters the government cannot allow ANYTHING to be done correctly. This is false. I commend the government’s initiative to have Armtabs made available for every student who enters the first grade. There may be other important things to pay attention to, but praise must be given where deserved, and I give my praise to the government in this regard. May you continue to do things that help our country prosper and place us on the world map.

PS: Remember, when a child is growing up and hears that it only does wrong, it WILL only do wrong. ;)

Instigate’s Latest Success

Instigate Robotics  launched production of unmanned aerial vehicles within Yerevan’s free economic zone, having already mastered the production technology two drone models: training and aerial photography (Educotper, Photocopter). The company specializes in assembling, programming, maintaining of unmanned devices, as well as developing of control units and complex solutions for robotics and industrial automation.

Instigate Robotics designs and control systems for industrial automation, based on L-1 adaptive control theory. Naira Hovakimyan, a partner in Instigate Robotics, is an interesting woman, and most definitely an exemplary one. From May 27-30, 2014, she will be presenting at the 2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Naira holds a Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, a professor and scholar in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Schaller faculty scholar of Mechanical Science and Engineering with apt interest in anything from the theory of robust adaptive control and estimation to mechanical, electrical and biomedical engineering. Naira has helped bring the L-1 control systems, used by NASA and Boeing, to Armenia. reports company plans for the creation of 15-25 jobs with an average monthly salary of 5-600,000 AMD. That is far above the national average, amounting to about 1250-1500 USD, enough to ensure a rather comfortable lifestyle. Salaries of this range are emerging within the country at the moment, a moot point I expect will become the core reason in diminishing the alarming emigration rates currently the latest trend in Armenia. With more locals able to earn a steady income that places them somewhere in the middle class, I expect our wonderful country will soon reach a point, from whence it will blossom beautifully.

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Drones will be produced in Yerevan free economic zone

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