ARMENIAN ROCK ART In the computer database of rock art "KAREDARAN" (created in 1991) there are more than 30 thousands images in mountains of Armenia in VII-I millennium BC, on from 2 up to 3,5 thousand meters above sea-level. Overwhelming majority of these images of an ancient civilization creation has never been published before and is presented for wide use for the first time. The structure of images database includes the following sections: – – – – astronomy, cosmic phenomena, mythology, calendars, trade, – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – mythical worship symbols and images, the animal kingdom hunting, cattle-breeding, religion (Bible), cartography, notion of life, alphabetic letters appearances, pictograms, anatomy, agriculture, notes musical (khazes), dances, family, maternity, sensuality, everyday life, love. Priceless treasures are collected in the database, notions of knowledge, experience and history of an ancient civilization, thousands of pages of the unique stone encyclopaedia of a biblical nation. In "Karedaran" there are maps of the Moon and different constellations, appearances of the modern alphabet letters of Armenian, Greek and other languages, original note sings, appearances of khazes, pictures and canvas which are qualified as a creation of the evolution of mankind's geniuses, mind, actually reflecting everyday life, mentality, intellect, culture and tradition, attitude of a man towards labor, good and evil and his role and place in the Universe. TRACCE no. CALL OF ANCESTORS FROM ARMENIAN ROCK ART CREATORS ARMENIAN ROCK ART NETWORK HTTP://WWW.IATP.AM/ARA XXII VALCAMONICA SYMPOSIUM 2007 18th – 24th MAY ROCK ART IN THE FRAME OF THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANKIND ROCK ART IS THE FRAME OF INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL ROCK ART IS THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF THE ARMENIAN, EGYPTIAN, INDIAN AND HETTITIAN IDEOGRAMS (HIEROGLYPHS) ARMENIAN ONLINE WRITER Professor Gregor Vahanyan It is known, that with the appearance and the development of language the man is becoming a unique “symbolic animal”, passing a way from a biological being to a thinking one. But the reason is that the language, as an cognitive object is a developing, open, huge knowledge library of ideas and symbols. Each of the elements is modeling, projecting and means one appearance of the world, out of the edges of the human race particularly and entirely. It is supposed, that the complexes of the rock images, which were discovered on the historical territory of Armenia, are differed from each other in a measure of mental characteristics and dialect differences of the representatives of Armenian people from various parts and regions of Armenia. Archetypes of cognitive thinking Christening in a cradle Archetypes of cognitive thinking Creation Archetypes of cognitive thinking Creation “Computer science” Archetypes of cognitive thinking Father, Son and Holy Archetypes of cognitive thinking Maria Archetypes of cognitive thinking Cognitive Evolution Up and down Archetypes of cognitive thinking Happy family - Mother, Father and Son Hieroglyphs usually considered to be the first step in the development of letter writing and were on the lowest development degree, as if they do not express sounds or syllables. They express whole words or parts of them and, naturally, do not submit any grammatical rule and cause serious difficulties in reading. Egyptians and Chinese implemented this kind of letter writing. The ancient nations, such as Armenian, also had hieroglyphs in their letter writing. The Armenian manuscripts on natural sciences consist of great amount of hieroglyphs. The number of Armenian manuscripts, which reach our days, is 25 000. The greatest collection of manuscripts is kept in the Scientific Research Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran). Here are kept about 10 500 manuscripts. This amount does not contain fragments and documents in foreign languages. A collection of old Armenian manuscripts is kept in the library of Armenian Abbey in Jerusalem, in the libraries of Mchitarian Abbey in Venice and Vienna, in Armenian church of Amenaprkich in N. Djulfa, in British museum, in the library of Vatican, in National Library of Paris, in the depositories of St. Petersburg (State Public Library after M. Saltikov-Schedrin, Orient Institute), etc. Indian Hieroglyphs and Armenian Hieroglyphs Egyptian Hieroglyphs and Armenian Hieroglyphs Hettitian Hieroglyphs and Armenian Hieroglyphs Universal Rock Arts Language The Rock Art of the Geghamian Mountains The Rock Art of Syunik (Ughtasar) Armenian Hieroglyphs Online Writer The Proto-Armenian Hieroglyphic Inscriptions of Aram This challenging new analysis of the hieroglyphic inscriptions of ancient Anatolia establishes direct links to the modern Armenian language, people and their traditions. Now deciphered correctly for the first time, the written records left to us by these first Armenians not only present a vivid picture of how they lived but also provide a vital key to filling in gaps in the history of Anatolia and the Near East. – 432 pages, Illustrated with maps Published 2004 The Pre-History of the Armenian Alphabet The Pre-History of the Armenian Alphabet Acrophonia based on the Proto-Armenian language Acrophonia based on the Proto-Armenian language Armenian Rock Art Armenian Rock Art Ughtasar Armenian Rock Art Armenian Rock Art Ughtasar Karahunj Cross Stone (Khachqar) References 1.Vahanyan G. Stone Annals of Civilization, Yerevan, 2005 2.Vahanyan G. Searches for the Heritage of Protocivilization. ArtePreistorica, Rock Art Review, http://www.artepreistorica.it, Oct. 2003, Italy. 3. Vahanyan G. Computer Graphics Art in Armenia, EWVO2, East-WestVision, International Workshop - Project Festival, Sep. 10-13, 2002, Graz, Austria. 4. Vahanyan G., Petrosyan S. 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