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Museums

One thing to consider when visiting Armenia is to visit museums in Yerevan. Being such a small city Yerevan houses thousands of museums spread all over the city. The museums in Yerevan have great educational significance and are mainly dedicated to fine arts, archaeology, anthropology and ethnology, history, technology, science and agriculture.

  • Matenadarn

    The Institute and famous museum Matenadaran houses an impressive collection of ancient manuscripts and is one of the world՛s richest depositories of medieval manuscripts and books. More than 50,000 tourists visit Matenadarn annually. Hardly one of them leaves Yerevan without visiting the museum, which is one of the most interesting things to see in the republic.

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  • Museum of Erebuni

    Museum of Erebuni has a hug collection of artifacts (11295) including objects from pre Urartian, Urartian, Achaemenian, Hellenistic and early Armenian times. Among them are stone irrigation and water pipes, jars, wine vessels, weaponry, ceramic figures, jewelry and etc. These findings have been discovered from several archeological sites such as Arin Berd, Karmir Blur, Shengavit sites and also in various regions of Armenia.

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  • State History Museum

    State History Museum is located in the heart of Yerevan, in the Republic Square. On the main floor the museum exhibits engraved stone crosses or khatchkars and the artifacts from the Stone Age through the medieval period. Here are presented the valuable and unique examples of jewelry, coins, household items, tools, weapons, a collection of maps, carpets and clothing from ancient times till nowadays.

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