Monetary Symbols of the U.S. Dollar, Dram and Euro
On September 26, 2008, the Gyumri American Corner, in cooperation with the U S Embassy in Yerevan, organized a public lecture entitled “Monetary Symbols of the U.S. Dollar, Euro and Dram.” The guest speaker was Ken Komendaryan.
Mr. Komendaryan discussed the U.S. dollar sign and gave more than a dozen versions of how the “$” sign first appeared. He covered several of the most common theories of where the symbol came from, including a Spanish coat of arms engraved on colonial silver, a Roman coin - the Sestertius, two pillars in the Temple of Solomon, and a sign used on the German Thaler. He also talked about the euro’s symbol. Finally, he spoke about the Armenian dram. Mr. Komendaryan noted that not only does the Armenian dram have its own symbol, he is also one of the symbol’s creators.
Other Corners' Events
|25.02.2014 3:30pm||English iessons for beginners|
On 2014, February 25 Kapan American Corner organized English lessons for beginners.
|25.02.2014 11:54am||Colloboration and teamwork activities in teaching!|
On February 20, 2014 at Vanadzor American Corner "US Alumni Association" of Lori region organized a training session for 15 English language teachers from Vanadzor.
|18.02.2014 3:30pm||Black History Month presentation|
On the 18th of February the American Corner in Kapan held a presentation about Black History Month. Peace Corps volunteers Terrance Stevenson, Jessica Clanton, Scott Dooley and Meewa Mull presented about Black History Month and why it is celebrated in the United States. Our visitors were informed about the civil rights movement, its leaders, its discrimination, struggles for freedom and equality.
|13.02.2014 10:00am||Reading Program at Kapan Educational Complex|
On February 13,Nune Sarukhanyan,the coordinator of American Corner in Kapan and Porps volunteer Terrance Stevenson visited Kapan Educational Complex No.3.