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Fortesses

Armenia is one of the countries that has suffered numerous natural disasters and foreign invasions, which, in their turn, left their mark on it. Armenia survived but it suffered great many losses such us castles and fortresses. Get acquainted with the history of fortresses and castles and they will stop appearing just a pile of stones.

  • Amberd Fortress

    Amberd Fortress which stands 2300 meters above sea level used to be one of the primary military-defensive points of the Armenian Kingdom and also served as a summer residence for Armenian Kings and Princes. The complex includes the castle, bath and the church. The walls of fortress were founded in the 7th century and had its own water-supply pipe which brings water from the springs of Aragats Mountain.

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