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St. Hripsimeh Church

St. Hripsimeh Church

St. Hripsime Church in Echmiadzin, completed in 618, is one of the oldest surviving churches…

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Gyumri

Gyumri

Gyumri is the second largest city in Armenia and the administrative center of the Shirak…

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Goris

Goris

Goris is one of the ancient places in Armenia that was settled since Stone Age.…

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Jeeping to UNESCO Sites

Jeeping to UNESCO Sites

7 Days from 631 EUR

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Daily Tours and Excursions

Daily Tours and Excursions

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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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