All nations have a story to tell. The epic story of the Armenian people is a saga of perseverance, cultural triumphs and survival as a people throughout long periods of oppression, destruction and genocide. Armenians have always had a tenacious spirit that carried them through disasters while reaching cultural heights as exemplified by: Armenia's pre-Christian period, the nation being the first to adopt Christianity in AD 301, the creation of the Armenian alphabet, the dawn of the glorious Golden Age of literature in the 5th century, the important role of the Armenians in the Byzantine empire and during the Crusades, and the literary reawakening in the 18th and 19th centuries. Discover this amazing story here at the Armenian Museum of America. Learn about this wonderful cultural heritage. Find your own answer to the question: Who are the Armenians?