Armenia is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, with a history of more than 10,000 years, and its people are a native of the Armenian Highlands, which is located in Western Armenia. Based on numerous archaeological finds, ancient manuscripts and scientific research, “The Armenian Highlands are the cradle of civilization.” The Artsakh region, like Nakhichevan, was part of historical Armenia. 

The name “Armenian Artsakh”, some sources indicate, comes from the word “Tsakh”, which in the ancient Armenian language means “forest”, since there are many thickets of forests in Artsakh. The word Nakhichevan in Armenian means “the place of descent, referring to the descent of Noah’s Ark from the adjacent Mount Ararat.”