Why is the Armenian Quarter in Jerusalem?

Who lives in the Armenian Quarter in Jerusalem?

Here are some facts about the community: * Some 2,000 or so Armenian Christians live in Jerusalem, mostly in the Armenian Quarter of the Old City; under borders drawn by Ottoman rulers, it is the smallest of the quarters; the others are Muslim, Jewish and Christian.

Who are Armenians descended from?

The Armenians are the descendants of a branch of the Indo-Europeans. The ancient Greek historians Herodotus and Eudoxus of Rhodes related the Armenians to the Phrygians—who entered Asia Minor from Thrace—and to the peoples of the ancient kingdom upon whom the Phrygians imposed their rule and language.

What are the 4 quarters in Jerusalem?

Jerusalem is divided into four quarters: Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim.

Is Jerusalem in Israel or Palestine?


Jerusalem ירושלים (Hebrew) القُدس (Arabic)
Claimed by Israel and Palestine
Israeli district Jerusalem
Palestinian governorate Quds
Gihon Spring settlement 3000–2800 BCE

Is it safe to visit Jerusalem 2020?

The main tourist areas- Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, the Negev, Dead Sea, and Galilee, remain as safe as always. … The area of the country around Gaza is not touristic and there is no reason for tourists to go travel there. Tourists should also be very vigilant when traveling to the West Bank or east Jerusalem.

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What country is Gaza?

Gaza City

Gaza Location of Gaza within Palestine
Coordinates: 31°31′N 34°27′ECoordinates: 31°31′N 34°27′E
State State of Palestine
Governorate Gaza

What is the religion of the Armenians?

Armenian Catholic Church, an Eastern-rite member of the Roman Catholic church. The Armenians embraced Christianity about ad 300 and were the first people to do so as a nation.

Who is the most famous Armenian?

Famous Armenians

Andre Agassi Tennis
Charles Aznavour Singer
Ross Bagdasarian Cartoonist
Eric Bogosian Writer/Actor
Cher (Cherylin Sarkissian) Actress, Singer
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