Melikians in the News – Ethiopia at the Crossroads

On April 17, 2024, “The Armenian Mirror-Spectator” published an article by Aram Arkun about the traveling exhibit “Ethiopia at the Crossroads,” which is currently at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. The Melikians have several items on loan to this wonderful exhibit and are mentioned prominently in the article.

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The Melikian’s Attend Exhibit Opening

On April 12th, the Melikians attended the opening of the traveling exhibition, “Ethiopia at the Crossroads” at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. The Melikians have loaned several items from their collection of to the Peabody for this exhibition. If you find yourself in the the Salem area between

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Jim Melikian Featured on “The God Show” with Pat McMahon

On Sunday, September 17, 2023, Jim Melikian, of the Melikian Collection, was featured in an hour long radio interview with legendary Phoenix media personality, Pat McMahon, on “The God Show.” For 17 years “The God Show,” on radio, has pursued answers to spiritual questions that have been debated for centuries.

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Melikian Collection Featured on Arizona Daily Mix

Jim Melikian, founder of the Melikian Collection, was interviewed recently by the legendary Pat McMahon for an episode of “Let Me Introduce You” on AZTV7’s Arizona Daily Mix program.  Jim shared the history of the collection, plans for the future as well as some interesting artifacts. Follow this link to

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Complete Scroll of Esther

New to the Melikian Collection is a complete scroll of Esther.  This beautiful hand-written Megalith Esther is just one of the many artifacts and texts the comprise the our Religious Collection. Learn more about the Complete Scroll of Esther

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Meet the New Old Book Collectors 

By chance, this morning I read an article in the New York Times about the new generation of book collectors titled “Meet the New Old Book Collectors: A growing cohort of young enthusiasts is helping to shape the future of an antique trade.” I found the article inspiring and have

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Ani Hovannisian’s “The Hidden Map”

This special program about the Armenian Genocide and the traces of Armenian culture to still be found in present day Turkey will be on PBS tomorrow June 7th at 8:00 P.M. here in Phoenix, so check your local PBS station if you live elsewhere.  The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is

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Roman Breviary

This large, 188 page manuscript in Latin, listing prayers for the feast days, was made expressly for clergy at the Liberian Basilica in Rome in the late 1600s. It just arrived to us after we won it at an auction of rare manuscripts and books held in New York City

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