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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  • The Museum is filled with fantastic manuscripts manuscripts of the first centuries of the Christian era, most of them religious oriented. There are Bibles translated into several languages. Many of them are majestic with drawings and letters of illuminated text. There is also an area where it is described how could the colors to illustrate the manuscripts, the source of your plants, the merging of colors and articles to write. For a perfect knowledge it is ideal to do the tour with a guide. The pictures inside are prohibited,
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  • When we bought our entry tickets we also booked an english speaking guide, many guides with many languages. She took us around and was extremely informative and went through lots ots of things that in...  more »
  • Had to visit this museum very fast, unfortunately, because my friends and I were heading elsewhere that afternoon. There are incredible books here, dating from several centuries ago. I wish I had more...  more »
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