Together with Assyria and Babylon, Armenia is depicted on the oldest map in the world dating back to the 6th century BC. It’s a clay plate with geographical images of these three countries, found in the 19th century in the territory of Iraq. Our hospitable country is marked there as a civilization hub with a cuneiform inscription “Urartu-Ararat-Armenia”. The map is now exhibited at the British Museum.
Value Walk popular online magazine published the article "Top 10 Oldest Countries in the World that Survived the Test of Time", among which are France, San Marino, Iran, Ethiopia, Japan, India, Greece, China, Egypt and of course Armenia.
So, why do Armenians jump over the fire every February 13?
According to a legend, after February 13, the day Armenians celebrate Trndez, there comes spring as the bonfires lit throughout the country warm up the earth.