Armenia - a country of ancient civilization and the Armenian people are one of the oldest people inhabiting the vast mountainous country called the Armenian Plateau. The symbol of Armenia is Mount Ararat, where, according to the Bible, Noah's Arch had been landed. The Armenian people have come into the world from such a distant past, when people of antiquity, the Romans and Greeks just hatched. The scientists attribute the emergence of fore Armenian tribal alliances on the Armenian highlands to IV - III millennium BC. Armenians belong to the Caucasoid racial group, Armenoid type. The Assyrians called the area of the ancient Armenian “the country Nairi", or "country of rivers" (14. BC). Later it was called the powerful kingdom of Urartu (9. BC) which was followed by the ancient Armenian kingdom (VI- V centuries BC). Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as state religion (301). At the time of Alexander the Macedonian the area, inhabited by Armenians, had three separate regions: Great Armenia, Sofena and Little Armenia. In dynasty Artashesids Great Armenia has expanded its territory up to the Caspian Sea. Later Tigran II the Great (95-56 BC) won Sofenu and created a huge empire, Great Armenia (189-428 years), which stretched from the Lesser Caucasus to the borders of Palestine. The rapid expansion of Armenia at Tigranes the Great times clearly showed how great the strategic importance of the Armenian highlands is. That is why in later periods of Armenia became a bone of contention in the struggle between the neighboring states and empires. For centuries, Armenia has remained a stronghold of Christianity at the junction of Europe and Asia, fighting for the faith, surrounded by the Muslim world.
Wherever the fate casted Armenians, their small home was their family. Armenians are very responsible in regards of creating a family. They consider the origin, the roots of the chosen match to be very important. This reflects a concern about the health of future children. From ancient times the guardian of the hearth in an Armenian family is considered to be a woman. The modern Armenian woman is a good housewife, a caring mother, a wife, who will always be the backbone and support to her husband and, at the same time, she is beautiful, educated, intelligent and she moves up the career ladder.