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. To visit Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts on your holiday in Yerevan, and find out what else Yerevan has to offer, use our Yerevan itinerary planner.
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  • Unique place – museum and institute of manuscripts. Huge, unusual collection of beautiful, priceless books. This place cannot be missed.  more »
  • The Museum is very interesting and perhaps the best museums dedicated to the manuscript in the world. The visit is worth and in a couple of hours you can enjoy the view of a lot of manuscripts written in Armenian and other languages with a very detailed and unique work. From the Museum, there are views to Yerevan and Mount Ararat.
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  • It's a museum for old bible and other manuscripts so if that is not your thing then this is not the museum for you. But it's very interesting to see those ancient collections, it's very important for ...  more »