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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.

Maestro Hovhannes Cheqijans anniversary at Erebuni

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26.11.2013

Today, series of events dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Maestro Hovhannes Cheqichyan were launched from ‘’Erebuni’’ Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve, the cradle of Yerevan.

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Mr. Piatroski vizited to Karmir Blur

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16.10.2013

Երեկ`հոկտեմբերի 16-ին, ՀՀ ԳԱԱ հիմնադրման 70-ամյակի տոնակատարությունների առիթով Երևանում գտնվող Պետական Էրմիտաժի տնօրեն Միխայիլ Պիոտրովսկին <<Էրեբունի>> պատմահնագիտական արգելոց-թանգարանի տնօրեն Գ. Գյուրջյանի ուղեկցությամբ այցելել է <<Կարմիր բլուր>> հնավայր:

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Erebuni joined to European Heritage Days

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30.08.2013

Today, on August 30, 2013 at “Erebuni" Historiacal & Archaeological Museum-Reserve was put a photo exhibition introducing the heritage and the unique beauty of Rome, the contemporary city of Yerevan, towards the European Heritage Days in Armenia.

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Rome. the contemporary of my city

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20.08.2013

This year Armenia will join the European Heritage Days for the 10th times, confirming its membership to the European culture family. Since 1991 this initiative, held in all over Europe, has been appreciated as an expected event by millions of Europeans. Due to this, the national heritage is regarded as common wealth of Europe, breaking down the barriers connected with the difference of cultures and languages. Since then, European council and European Committee jointly declare the launch of the European Heritage Days.

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Conclusion of Excavations at Erebuni

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30.07.2013

Today, the Armenian-French archaeological team concluded the 6th year of excavations carried out at Erebuni fortress since 2008. Closing year of excavations was marked by the visit of Anri Reno, ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France in Armenia; Arev Samuelyan, the deputy minister of culture, RA and the president of Archaeological and Inter-departmental committee;  Aram Sukiasyan, the deputy mayor of Yerevan, to the fortress.

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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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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

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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