For millennia, Armenia has been at the crossroads of empires, Persian, Roman, Ottoman, Russian and others too ancient to name. At the intersection of East and West, Armenia has always been a place where cultures meet. After colonization and genocide by the Ottoman Empire, Armenia's indigenous lands are but a small fraction of their original size. Still, Armenia preserves her culture through the creativity of her people, through her poets, composers, writers, musicians, dancers, painters, sculptors, photographers, architects, scientists and many others. Come and explore this place where East meets West. Her arms are open wide to greet you with traditional Armenian hospitality.