YEREVAN—On Tuesday morning, day 4 of Hamazkayin’s 20th annual educational forum, Claude Moutafian delivered a lecture on the topic “Armenian Cilicia: A State of Migration”. He talked about the shaping of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, the history of its progress and downfall. Moreover, Moutafian described the immigration in the 13th and 14th centuries.
After the lecture, participants visited Tilijan and Barz Lake, where they had lunch and spent a wonderful time dancing and singing, as well as took a tour of the lake by canoe. Afterwards, they visited the Haghardsin Monastery and their final destination of the day was at Lake Sevan.
At the end of the day, the Forum participants took a brisk walk in the streets of Yerevan, after which they gathered around a table and shared their impressions of the day’s trip.
On the 6th day of Hamazkayin Student Forum, the participants visited St. Hripsime Church, the Etchmiadzin Cathedral and museum, St. Gayane church, and finally Zvartnots Cathedral.
After lunch, there was an informative and educational interactive lecture, in which the theme was “Who is the Armenian.” The mediators of the lecture were Professors Hrant Markarian and Claude Moutafian, where they presented and explained the meaning of identity, additionally they discussed about those events that have changed and shaped our nation’s identity.