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Lake Parz

Lake Parz

The Armenian word “Parz” is translated into English as “Clear”.For being hidden deep in the…

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Komitas Museum-Institute

Komitas Museum-Institute

Officially, Komitas Museum-Institute is an art and biographical museum in Yerevan, Armenia, devoted to the…

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Kirants-Samson Gorge

Kirants-Samson Gorge

The area consists of hilly slopes covered with broad-leaf forests interspersed with open glades of…

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Armenia & Georgia

Armenia & Georgia

10 days from 826 EUR

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Jeeping to UNESCO Sites

Jeeping to UNESCO Sites

7 Days from 631 EUR

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Erebuni: Historical & Archaeological Museum

Erebuni Fortress also known as Arin Berd is a fortified city from the ancient kingdom of Urartu, located in what is present-day Yerevan, Armenia. It was one of several fortresses built along the northern Urartu border and was one of the most important political, economic and cultural centers of the vast kingdom. The name Yerevan itself is derived from Erebuni. Erebuni was founded by King Argishti I (r. ca. 785–753 B.C.) in 782 B.C. It was built on top of a hill called Arin Berd overlooking the Arax! River Valley to serve as a military stronghold to protect the kingdom's northern borders.

Five barns, six wine cellars, with almost 200 huge jars, have been excavated, some with cuneiform and hieroglyph marks indicating their capacity. The economic section, on the eastern side of the square, was liable to alterations. Excavations confirm that the big palace hall had existed from the very beginning, but was later transformed into a cellar. Many archeological findings, such as different kinds of arrows, blades, crucibles, molds, iron jewelry (bracelets, rings etc.), beads and horse bridles have been found from the excavations in Erebuni. Cylindrical or cone-shaped seals and weights made of stone, bronze or gold have also been discovered. They had economical, as well as informational and some religious meaning.

 

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