Armenia’s ties with Sweden go back to the 10th century. According to Swedish legend, a Swedish navigator by the name of Petrus was so enchanted by a beauty of an Armenian princess that he crossed Europe to travel to Armenia to marry her. Historians believe that around the same time the Swedes borrowed the art of needlework from the Armenians along with some musical tunes. “Erik” means husband in Swedish and Armenian. Some stone engraving in Sweden have many similarities with the Armenian khachkars (stone crosses).

 

Armenia’s ties with Sweden go back to the 10th century. According to Swedish legend, a Swedish navigator by the name of Petrus was so enchanted by a beauty of an Armenian princess that he crossed Europe to travel to Armenia to marry her. Historians believe that around the same time the Swedes borrowed the art of needlework from the Armenians along with some musical tunes. “Erik” means husband in Swedish and Armenian. Some stone engraving in Sweden have many similarities with the Armenian khachkars (stone crosses).

 

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