An excellent video on the history of one of the most iconic battles in Armenian history. The battle of Avarayr took place on 451 AD and helped preserve both the Armenian identity as well the Christian faith.
The Legendary Battle of Avarayr, also known as Battle of Vartanantz was fought on May 26, 451 AD on the Avarayr Plain in Vaspurakan, between the Armenian Army under Saint Vartan and Sassanid Persia. Although outnumbered and outmatched, the Armenians proved to be a difficult people to subdue. The Persians were eventually victorious on the battlefield, but the battle proved to be a major strategic victory for Armenians, as Avarayr paved way to the Nvarsak Treaty, which affirmed Armenia’s right to practice Christianity freely.
Watch the awesome youtube video that explains the battle bellow.