Music of the mountains

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 14 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:167
  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
  1. Leeds

    Armenia once stretched from the Black Sea to the Caspian, but these days it is small, high, and landlocked. Its capital, Yerevan, looks wistfully across a valley to Mount Ararat, last resting place of Noah's Ark and now part of Turkey. “But only temporarily,” they say in Yerevan's marketplace.

    The country's population is three million, but with its troubled history there are more Armenians in the diaspora. Many of them are musical. …

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