On July 10-18, 2016 the Armenian delegation participated in the XII International Congress dedicated to the Earthen constructions of Lyon. Among the delegates was the director of Yerevan Municipality “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Mr. G. Gyurjyan.
Yesterday, on 8 July, 2016 took place the presentation of certificates to the students of Junior Archaeologists’ school of 2016. This year the number of graduates were 20.
The results of the 8-year excavations of the Armenian-French archaeological expedition were summarized at Erebuni
On July 8, 2016 the Armenian-French archaeological expedition summed up the results of the excavations carried out since 2008. The last phase of the excavations was marked by the number of discoveries and about these findings with a detailed reports came up the French co-head of the expedition Mr. S. Deschamps and the Armenian co-head of the expedition Mr. M.Badalyan.
Recently the Armenian-French expedition was joined by the Iranian specialists, who are the employees of the IRI Cultural Heritage Organization and Tourism Research Centre. The archaeologists from Iran are participating in the excavations within the framework of the tripartite Memorandum of Collaboration signed in Yerevan on 2015 between the ICOMOS/Armenia NGO, ICOM Armenia and Iran ICOM.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Armenia Mr. Jean- Francois Charpentier visited Erebuni
On June 16, 2016 the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Armenia Mr. Jean- Francois Charpentier visited Erebuni archaeological site. Accompanied by the director of the museum Mr. G. Gyurjyan and the head of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Yerevan Municipality Mr. R. Hovhannisyan, the ambassador walked around the excavation area, got acquainted with the activities carried out by the Armenian-French expedition.
On May 31, 2016 “Junior Archaeologist’s” school launched its practical courses. Representing the special educational excavation area, the director of the museum Mr. Gagik Gyurjyan wished good luck to all the junior archaeologists and emphasized that all the archaeological knowledge, that they received during the theoretical courses they would apply during the excavations.
On May 21, 2016 at 18.00 “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve joint the “Museums night” all-European initiative by hosting thousands of visitors till midnight. Within the context of the “Museums night” Yerevan Municipality “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Yerevan History Museum, Karen Demirchyan Museum and Modern Art Museum came up with a joint programme in the context of “Yerevan Municipality Museums in the Cultural Landscape of Erebuni”.
- New exhibition entitled “The Urartian monuments in the Republic of Armenia” was opened in Persepolis
- “Junior Archaeologist’s” school launched the educational process for 2016
- “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve celebrated the International Day for Monuments and Sites
- The exhibition entitled “Lion and Bull hunt in the Ancient Near East” within the framework of the International Day for Monuments and Sites
- Yerevan Municipality “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve is accepting the applications for the 2016 “Junior Archaeologist’s” school courses
What to discover in Erebuni
Նժույգը որսից հետո
Խալդի աստծո (գահի վրա) և նրա կնոջ՝ Արուբանիի պատկերներով արծաթե կանացի զարդ
Պահպանվել են ոսկերչական արվեստի բազմաթիվ նմուշներ
Որմնանկար Էրեբունիի սյունաշար դահլիճից
Souvenirs' shop in Museum
In Erebuni museum we have a gifts' and souvenirs' shop inside where you can buy different type of souvenirs relating to a particular topic.
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.