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 a terrific, huge fund of books from different eras, different peoples and cultures. Many books of religious plan and a lot of books from the history of medicine. When buying tickets (1500 AMD) should be borne in mind, the cards do not accept, but in the museum there is an ATM. I highly recommend taking a guide (3000 AMD), the information is presented very much, and otherwise you will get a simple view of the book rarities.
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  • the museum shows manuscripts, mostly bibles but also medical treatises and music notations. These exhibits are stunning in their age and their beauty and after having seen quite a few Armenian churche...  more »
  • I had a private tour in English that was fascinating, and not expensive at all. I did't think it would be as interesting as it was.  more »
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