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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  • See history of the Armenian civilisation. well-run is maintained very well. to put in Yerevan tour. for all ages
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  • Do take a guided tour if you don't speak Armenian. Other wise the place has no meaning except a lot of beautiful old books. Do need about 2 hours 
  • As collected these relics, as maintained and how are protected? This beauty created by man for many, many centuries ago, and we have all this happiness to see close-close ... The object is required to visit and touch the ancient civilization. In the halls dedicated to the Armenian genocide, it shrinks the heart, and tears.
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