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Erebuni Town-Fortress, Yerevan

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Visit the ancient ruins of Erebuni Town-Fortress, the remains of a fortified city that dates back to 782 BCE. Founded by King Argishti I of the Urartu kingdom, the hilltop settlement most likely represents the origins of the current national capital. Take a guided tour of the fortress ruins to learn more about its history and influence on the region, or visit the adjacent museum to admire archaeological findings from the area, including pottery, weapons, jewelry, and ancient coins. Erebuni Town-Fortress is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Yerevan Edition.
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  • A small museum dedicated to the ancient Uruk city of Erebuni. Maybe he wouldn't be worthy of attention if it weren't for the ruins above him. In the museum you can get acquainted with information about the city and look at everyday objects, murals and reliefs (reconstructions) found here. Look at the layouts of the city, and then climb the hill and be in the city itself. The place is atmospheric and if you adjust yourself to it, you will not only see how people lived long before Christmas, but also get a lot of positive emotions.
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  • Interesting to visit: unusual masonry of the fortress, interior, not bad, though small, museum. We didn't regret going.
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  • Erebuni Fortress, also known as Arin Berd, is an Urartian fortified city, located in Yerevan, Armenia. It is 1,017 metres (3,337 ft) above sea level. It was one of several fortresses built along the northern Urartian 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.
  • old not renovated fortress, keeps reminding us how badly ancient armenia was protected. but the view is nice, u can see the capital from a different angle.
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