Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, Yerevan

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Explore one of world's richest depositories of ancient books and manuscripts at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts. Established in 1959 at the foot of a small hill, the archive houses a vast collection of writings on a broad range of scientific and cultural topics, including art, history, philosophy, geography, medicine, literature, languages, and cosmography. Explore the elaborately decorated marble interior, with statues of notable Armenian scholars, exhibited ancient relics, and a series of treasured books. You can hire a local guide to learn more about the museum's mission and fully immerse yourself in Armenian culture and history. Arrange your visit to Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and discover more family-friendly attractions in Yerevan using our Yerevan journey website.
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  • This collection of books is unique, the hard work is made to have such a collection, when you come here you understand how it was to wright a book 1000 years ago with a somthing like a pen.  more »
  • Not far from the "Cascade Complex" and the "Victory Park", you will find the "Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts". It is a very important and dear museum to all Armenians, as it was...  more »
  • I loved the place, it showcased the literary history of Armenian with an impressive exhibit available in many languages (but more complete in French and Armenian - For once my language was useful !) It was an interesting visit and I learned a lot in a short amount of time. I'm quite surprised by the lack of popularity of the place, even the building is good looking and stylish !
  • My favourite place that I visited in Yerevan, insanely worth it.

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