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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  • Learned a lot from this place with the help of our guide. It has a wide collection of books and manuscripts preserved, restored and reproduced. I was so amazed about the story of the book written in 1...  more »
  • Be sure to grab your Guide! The excursion takes quite a bit of time. The Museum has a small gift shop.
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  • If you'd like to see something quite unique and are ad least mildly interested in history, don't miss it! I highly recommend to pay for a visit with a guide that's going to breathe life into the exhib...  more »