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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  • August 17, 2017
    I honestly thought I wouldn't be interested but I absolutely enjoyed every minute of it. It's purely historical and cultural. My favorite part was the medical section because I find their usage of her...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Amazing manuscripts, the armenian people were so advanced. See medical books dating back 900 years, astronomy books dating back 1400 years, and a constitution which dates 900 years and is Ahead of its...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Museum and research center of the manuscripts old very pleasant visit pleasant even with children
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