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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.

Counter look. Normandy Erebuni

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25.07.2013

Tomorrow, on July 26 on “Erebuni”  Historiacal & Archaeological Museum-Reserve initiative Francois Fiche de Clerfontaie, the head of Lower Normandy archaeological service, will give a lecture ‘’Counter look. Normandy Erebuni’’ introducing the archaeological materials of Normandy of the same period

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Proffesional lectures at Erebuni museum

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20.07.2013

 

These days on “Erebuni” Historiacal & Archaeological Museum-Reserve initiative, archaeologists from France, who are conducting excavations at Erebuni fortress, are going to give a theme and professional lectures.

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Junior archaeologists got certificates

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Today, at “Erebuni” Historiacal & Archaeological Museum-Reserve, took place the presentation of certificates to the students of Junior Archaeologists’ school of 2013, in participation of French archaeologists who are conducting excavations at the fortress.

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Armenian-French archaeological expedition continues excavations at Erebuni

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06.07.2013

Within the Armenian-French scientific and technical collaboration realized since 2008, on July 2, 2013 was launched the process of excavations at Erebuni fortress. The excavations will be conducted to the east of Haldie temple, the aim of which is to give a more precise definition of chronology and find out the initial route.

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Erebuni archaeological site was represented at Warsaw

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26.06.2013

From June 17-21 at the Institute of Archaeology at Warsaw University was held a conference on the Armenian archaeology, in participation of Mikayel Badalyan, the researcher of Erebuni museum-reserve. The latter had a talk on ‘’the iconography of supreme deity depicted on the shield of Andzav’’ as well as he participated in a number of lectures followed by the conference giving a lecture on the theme ‘’Erebuni: the past, the present and the prospects’’.

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Seminar in Erebuni 05.06.2013

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ԵՄ Արևելյան գործընկերության ՄՇԱԿՈՒՅԹ ծրագրի շրջանակում նախորդ տարվանից Հայաստանում, Վրաստանում և Ուկրաինայում իրականացվող <<Տարածաշրջանային համագործակցություն հանուն մշակութային ժառանգության զարգացման>> նախագծի շրջանակում ս. թ. մայիսի 30-31-ին Թբիլիսիում տեղի է ունեցել 4-րդ տարածաշրջանային սեմինարը` միտված ժառանգության սեկտորում կարողությունների ամրապնդմանը: Թեմատիկ սեմինարը նվիրված է եղել հնագիտական վայրերի վերականգնման խնդիրներին և մոտեցումներին` քննարկումների կենտրոնում ունենալով Աթենքի ակրոպոլիսի օրինակը: Այն վարել է Աթենքի ակրոպոլիսի վերականգնման ծառայության վերականգնող-ճարտարապետ Լենա Լամբրինուն /Հունաստան/:

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9-th Museum Night

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19.05.2013

Երեկ` մայիսի 18-ին Երևանի քաղաքապետարանի <<Էրեբունի>> պատմահնագիտական արգելոց-թանգարանը միացավ թանգարանների մեծ ընտանիքին` նշելով Թանգարանների միջազգային օրը և կանգնեց աշխարհի ավելի քան 30 հազար թանգարանների կողքին` հավասարը հավասարի սկզբունքով: Ժամը 18:00-ից արգելոց-թանգարանը հատուկ ծրագրով միացավ  երեկ երեկոյան Եվրոպայով մեկ թևածող   9-րդ  Թանգարանային գիշերվան:

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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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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