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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  • Interesting building! Many old books. Can be booked with German-speaking private guide. Very interesting.
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  • This museum on three floors, situated on a hill top with the foot statue of Mashtos, founder of the Armenian alphabet, is home to thousands of ancient parchment and manuscripts! All come with a label indicating tipoliga and year of production! It is definitely a very interesting visit!
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  • Museum is interesting if you are interested in the history of in principle. We do not understand how to get a tour, at the entrance to her did not offer (we had to ask ourselves). But definitely, the guide will make your visit to this museum is much more informative and interesting. If you have a student card, take it with you, the ticket price for students just 200 drams.
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