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What You Can Discover Visiting to Erebuni Fortress

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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.

Erebuni Museum of History in Yerevan

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The Erebuni Historical & Archeological Culture-Preserve was founded on May 24, 1968 according to Resolution 225, passed by the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

It was created to scientifically validate finds discovered in the three famous archaeological sites of Arin Berd, Karmir Blur and Shengavit, situated in the administrative boundaries of Yerevan. The Culture-Preserve’s main interest is in documenting the history of the establishment of Yerevan. It operates according to its charter to promote scientific information, educational and cultural activity.

Arin Berd as a stategic position overlooking Ararat(n1)

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The site of Erebuni Fortress was located atop the 65 m tall hill of Arin Berd as a stategic position overlooking the Ararat plain and the main roads leading to the citadel. It also overlooked cramped Urartian town made up of residences below at the foot of the hill.

The main entrance to the fortresswas located at the more gently sloped southeastern site of the hill. It led to the central yard of the citadel. Ceremonies held by the personal guards of Argishti I and guards of the fortress garrison were held here. In the southwest portion of the yard was a temple of the god Khaldi.

Excavations were carried out at Erebuni in 1952

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Early excavations began during the nineteenth century while more systematic excavations were carried out at Erebuni in 1952, under the joint sponsorship of the Armenian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography and the Pushkin Museum's Board for the Preservation and Restoration of Architectural Monuments.

Dozens of Urartian and Achaemenian artifacts, such as pottery, earthenware, belt-buckles, bracelets, beads, drinking vessels, helmets, arrows and silver coins, were also uncovered...

Teishebaini was built by Rusa II in 7th century BC

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The city of Teishebaini was built by Rusa II in the first half of the 7th century BC to protect the eastern borders of Urartu from the barbaric Cimmerians and Scythians.

Within the city was a governors palace that contained a hundred and twenty rooms spreading across more than ten acres, and citadel named the Citadel of Teisheba after the Urartian god of war.
The construction of the city, palace, and the citadel were not fully finished until the reign of Rusa III, some 50 years later.

18 of April at Erebuni

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18.04.2014

Ժառանգությունը պետք է դասավանդել, մեկնաբանել և սիրելի դարձնել

<<Էրեբունի>> պատմահնագիտական արգելոց-թանգարանում նշվեց Հուշարձանների միջազգային օրը

Վերջին տարիների ավանդույթին հավատարիմ` այսօր Էրեբունի թանգարանը և  <<ԻԿՕՄՕՍ/Հայաստանը>> համատեղ նշեցին  Հուշարձանների և տեսարժան վայրերի միջազգային օրը` բազմաթիվ հյուրերի և պաշտոնատար անձանց մասնակցությամբ:

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Monuments Day 18.04.2014

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16.04.2014

Հուշարձանների և տեսարժան վայրերի միջազգային օրը` ապրիլի 18-ը, <<Էրեբունի>> պատմահնագիտական արգելոց-թանգարանը կնշի <<ԻԿՕՄՕՍ/Հայաստան>> կազմակերպության հետ համատեղ կազմակերպված միջոցառմամբ, որը կկրի <<Պահպանություն հանուն ապագայի>> խորագիրը:

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Guests from Smithsonian Museums

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04.04.2014

“Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve hosted a group of representative from famous Smithsonian museum: chief counselor of foreign contacts, H. Butween, S. Leen Mothley, the head of Folk Festival, the vice-president of SOLOMAR organization S. Johns and K. Rapkevikyan, the assistant of the head in educational programs of  American Indian Museum.

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Erebuni will be presented at the “МУЗЕЙ’’ Magazine

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29.03.2014

Today the chief-editor of the magazine  “МУЗЕЙ’’, Yelena Medvedeva visited  Erebuni museum, accompanied by the president of ICOM, Marine Haroyan. After visiting the museum, education school of ‘’Junior Archaeologist’’ Y. Medvedeva met with the director of the museum, Gagik Gyurjyan with whom he had a detailed talk over the problems of the museums and site preservation.

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Junior Archaeologist’s school announces admission

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27.03.2014

“Junior Archaeologist’s” School of Erebuni Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve invites the schoolchildren of middle ages to take part in the spring school launching on April 22, 2014.

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Francofone days at Erebuni

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12.03.2014

Today, on March 12, Erebuni Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve of Yerevan Municipality hosted 100 pupils from Yerevan schools №119 after B. Zhakochyan and № 48 after Misak Manushyan towards the International Day of  Francaphone.

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In the context of Armenian-Polish professional relations

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08.02.2014

The researcher of ‘’Erebuni’’ Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Mikayel Badalyan, was hosted at the center of Mediterranean Archaeology of Poland and Warsaw Archaeology Institute from January 31 to February 7, 2014 with A. Piliposyan, the deputy director of “Service for the Protection of Historical Environment and Museum Reservations” of  Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia and A. Zakyan, the head of ‘’ Metsamor’’ Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve.

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What to discover in Erebuni

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Նժույգը որսից հետո

Achaemenid period

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Խալդի աստծո (գահի վրա) և նրա կնոջ՝ Արուբանիի պատկերներով արծաթե կանացի զարդ

Silver Medalions

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Պահպանվել են ոսկերչական արվեստի բազմաթիվ նմուշներ

Ancient wall-paintings

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Որմնանկար Էրեբունիի սյունաշար դահլիճից

Souvenirs' shop in Museum


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In Erebuni museum we have a gifts' and souvenirs' shop inside where you can buy different type of souvenirs relating to a particular topic.

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The site of Erebuni Fortress was located atop the 65 m tall hill of Arin Berd as a stategic position overlooking the Ararat plain and the main roads leading to the citadel. It also overlooked cramped Urartian town made up of residences below at the foot of the hill.

The main entrance to the fortresswas located at the more gently sloped southeastern site of the hill. It led to the central yard of the citadel. Ceremonies held by the personal guards of Argishti I and guards of the fortress garrison were held here.

Guest Book