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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. Make Erebuni Town-Fortress a part of your Yerevan vacation plans using our Yerevan trip builder.
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  • The Museum be sure to grab your guide, collection of the museum itself is quite small. The view from the fortress itself is simply stunning, all before the eyes of Yerevan Ararat is clearly visible. From the fortress itself, of course, little remains.
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  • Archaeological site with a small museum just outside Yerevan. Dating from the time of the Mesopotamians! Be sure to visit. In the museum you will see some pottery and reconstructions.
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  • On a hill called Arin Ber, is the first fortress of the town and it overlooks a plain in what is today Yerevan and within the background you have Mount Ararat. This is an interesting site but you need...  more »
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  • Having been founded in 722 B.C., Erebuni fortress is still impressive. It is one of the most important Urartian sites. It is a great place for the lovers of ancient castles. There are various cuneiform inscriptions. You can walk at Apadana, Khaldi tower and some other cute places.
  • Very nice view over the city. We payed the entry fee but on the top we saw that there is a unguarded street where the locals come here for free even with cars. The street starts a few hundred meters right from the museum.
  • Perhaps the most interesting attraction in Yerevan. Pretty interesting ruins of the old settlement, which is even older than Rome!
  • Yerevan day is celebrated sometime mid-October every year. They have some nice events in this Museum. Go, check out!
  • fantastic view and interesting historical overview