Can you help me gather some interesting facts and figures about Armenia to introduce it more closely to SAP Community?
Here comes my list of favorites… What's yours?
yes, unfortunately eastern part of historical Armenia (current Republic of Armenia) was occupied for 70 years by USSR. In 1991 Armenia was one of the first countries to break away from Soviet Union and btw. here's a photo of Cher(Cherilyn Sarkisian) in those years sitting on the fallen statue of Lenin in Yerevan - https://www.reddit.com/r/armenia/comments/5k4wim/cher_with_monument_of_lenin_1993_yerevan/
DUDUK - The soft wood of the apricot tree is the ideal material for the body of the instrument. UNESCO proclaimed the Armenian duduk and its music as a Masterpiece of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2005. The sound of duduk was used in movies - Gladiator, Duna, The Passion of the Christ.
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Wine was produced in the land of Ararat in ancient times. Multiple traditions/sources point to a wine tradition there: Noah getting drunk after stepping out of the Ark, Persepolis bas-relief showing Armenians bringing their wine as tribute to the king... Archeological evidence was found recently providing solid evidence for such claims (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Areni-1_winery)