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Museum of Armenian Genocide

Museum of Armenian Genocide

The Genocide Museum’s mission statement is rooted in the fact that understanding the Armenian Genocide…

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Agarak

Agarak

The Agarak settlement is “multi-layered,” showing that people lived and build here in different historical…

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Dilijan National Park

Dilijan National Park

Dilijan National Park is located on the north east of Armenia covering 240 km² in…

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Bird Watching in Armenia

Bird Watching in Armenia

8 Days  from 414 EUR

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Secrets of Armenia

Secrets of Armenia

10 Days from 1032 USD

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Ararat Region

 

Area - 1995 km 2

Population - 311400

Administrative Center - Artashat City

Distance from Yerevan to Artashat -  29 km

Lakes - Sev Lich, Azat water reserv., Armush, Vanki Lich, Karalich

Rivers - Araks (Arax), Azat, Hrazdan, Yotnakunk

Highest Mountains - Yeranos, Kotuts, Vishapasar

Big Cities - Artsahsat (adm. center), Ararat town, Vedi, Masis

 

Popular and interesting sights - archaeological sites of ancient Dvin, Artashat  and Kakavaberd fortress, Khosrov national park (Khosrov forest), KhorVirap Monastery.

The history of today’s Artashat city goes back as early as the 176 BC, when the Armenian King ArtashesI  founded the city in the Vostan Hayots canton. According to the the century  Armenian History Movses Khorenatsi, Artashes liked the position of the hills which was the location of the confluence of the Yeraskh and Metsamor rivers. The Greek historians Plutarch and Strabo give in their accounts the version that the city Artashat was built and developed on the advice of the Carthaginian general Hannibal.

 

 

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