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Century-Old Rug Recalls U.S. Help During Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Massacre of 1915 was one of the most gruesome events in world history, with its death toll approaching 1.5 million. As the world remembers the start of the tragic event exactly 100 years ago on April 24, a news report from BBC revealed how an ancient rug found in a San Diego house has its roots tied to the Armenian Genocide. Elibet Kunzler resides in a home where…

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International Conference on Oriental Carpets Unveils Rug Exhibits in Vienna and Budapest

Rug lovers were treated to six days of exhibits and expositions about carpets during the International Conference on Oriental Carpets (ICOC) held on September 15-21, 2014. The show unveiled amazing tapestry art, as well as exhibits and lectures in Vienna and Budapest courtesy of carpet experts, manufacturers and dealers. Visitors in the Vienna leg were treated to lectures about carpets found in major museums around the world, including the Natural…

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