Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, Yerevan

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4.7/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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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  • Very specific and interesting Museum, but be sure to take a guide, or else from visiting will make little sense.
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  • Very interesting documents with a lot of beautiful drawings and colors lasting for up,to one thousand years. Most of the documents are too rare to show, but also the exhibited are giving ab impression...  read more »
  • This museum houses probably the biggest collection of ancient Armenian texts in the world today. Some of the manuscripts and religious books are amazingly beautiful. Considering their age time has not...  read more »
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