20 Historical Photos That Will Leave You Speechless

4. 106-year-old Armenian woman Guards Home, 1990

Pictured above is a 106-year-old Armenian woman guarding her home with an AK-47. One of the most widely spread myths about this photo, is that the women is protecting her granddaughter from neighborhood boys. The Nagorno-Karabakh War opposed Christian Armenians and Turkic Azeris between 1988 and 1994.

The woman pictured was simply trying to protect her home during the war. The war claimed many lives during its time and many others would guard their homes in the same way. The next photograph is one taken in a time we would all like to forget..