|A special medallion commemorates 1600 years of the Armenian alphabet.|
The alphabets of both Armenia and Georgia actually predate Cyrillic. Armenian emerged around 405 CE; its letters resemble Ethiopic, which also grew from common Greek roots. The Armenian alphabet, in addition, has been a key element uniting the Armenian diaspora following Turkish atrocities of World War I and in keeping the culture of this minority alive.
|A Georgian "L"|
|Georgian letters have beautiful swashes.|
Alphabet monument to Armenian culture, Providence, RI