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Museum of Wood Carving

Museum of Wood Carving

The Wood Carving Museum was founded in 1977 and contains 2,800 pieces acquired through donations…

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Noy Wine Brandy Vodka Factory

Noy Wine Brandy Vodka Factory

Yerevan Noy Wine Factory, officially known as Yerevan Noy Brandy-Wine-Vodka Factory or simply "Noy", is…

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Aruch Cathedral

Aruch Cathedral

Aruch Cathedral is one of the treasures of the Armenian medieval architecture (60-70’s of the…

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Classic Tour to Armenia

Classic Tour to Armenia

10 Days from 442 EUR

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Getik Valley Rural Tour

Getik Valley Rural Tour

2 Days/1 Night Price Upon Request

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Dvin

Dvin was a large commercial city and the capital of early medieval Armenia. It was situated north of the previous ancient capital of Armenia, the city of Artashat, along the banks of the Metsamor River. The site of of the ancient city is currently not much more than a large hill located between modern Hnaberd and Verin Dvin, Armenia.

The ancient city of Dvin was built by Khosrov III of Armenia in 335 on a site of an ancient settlement and fortress from the 3rds century BC. Since then, th city had been used as the primary residence of the Armenian Kings of the Arsacid dynesty. Dvin boasted a population of about 100,000 citizens in various professions, including arts and crafts, trade, fishing, etc.

Under Arsacid rule, Dvin prospered as one of the most populous and wealthiest cities east of Costantinople. Its welfare continued even after the partition of Armenia between Romans and Sassanid Persians, and eventually it became a target during the height of the Arab invasions.

The excavated structures cover the entire history of the site until its destruction by the Mongols in the thirteenth century.

 

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