Established in 1606 and designated as the Armenian quarter of Isfahan in central Iran, New Julfa was named after Julfa (also called Jugha) in Nakhichavan after Shah Abbas settled over 150,000 Armenians from the original city to what was then the Persian Empire.
Called the hub of "one of the greatest trade networks of the early modern era" Armenian merchants controlled the silk trade from New Julfa, exporting silk to Europe, China, and America. This forever changed the global market as the cross-cultural link between the East and West.
Though the population has significantly dwindled, New Julfa remains and is remembered as one of the most significant Armenian quarters in the world, with the 17th century Holy Savior Cathedral church still in use today.
'The Apricot Stones' made up of Serj, Berj, Merj burst onto the scene one late spring afternoon with their debut album “THE HYE WAY TO HELL IS JAMMED”. Fusing Rock, Metal, Classical, Jazz, Country, Blues, Reggae, Pectin, Folk and Pop with traditional Armenian sounds, The Apricot Stones were an instant hit. They played to sold out crowds during their jam packed summer tour of Armenia and were nominated for a Jammy Award soon after. However by the end of the summer musical differences & drug problems lead to the premature split of The Apricot Stones. Serj, Berj, Merj were last seen in a juice bar in Los Angeles. A reunion tour is unlikely but their rightful place in Armenian music history is forever preserved.
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Featuring one of the most celebrated and legendary Armenian heros, Sasuntsi Davit (David of Sasun), who is said to have protected Armenia from invaders. His iconic statue created by Yervand Kochar, now sits in Yerevan overlooking the metro station named in his honor.
Text on shirts reads Երևան (Yerevan)
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