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What You Can Discover Visiting to Erebuni Fortress

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Erebuni Fortress also known as Arin Berd is a fortified city from the ancient kingdom of Urartu, located in what is present-day Yerevan, Armenia. It was one of several fortresses built along the northern Urartu border and was one of the most important political, economic and cultural centers of the vast kingdom. The name Yerevan itself is derived from Erebuni.

Erebuni was founded by King Argishti I (r. ca. 785–753 B.C.) in 782 B.C. It was built on top of a hill called Arin Berd overlooking the Arax! River Valley to serve as a military stronghold to protect the kingdom's northern borders.

Erebuni Museum of History in Yerevan

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The Erebuni Historical & Archeological Culture-Preserve was founded on May 24, 1968 according to Resolution 225, passed by the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

It was created to scientifically validate finds discovered in the three famous archaeological sites of Arin Berd, Karmir Blur and Shengavit, situated in the administrative boundaries of Yerevan. The Culture-Preserve’s main interest is in documenting the history of the establishment of Yerevan. It operates according to its charter to promote scientific information, educational and cultural activity.

Arin Berd as a stategic position overlooking Ararat(n1)

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The site of Erebuni Fortress was located atop the 65 m tall hill of Arin Berd as a stategic position overlooking the Ararat plain and the main roads leading to the citadel. It also overlooked cramped Urartian town made up of residences below at the foot of the hill.

The main entrance to the fortresswas located at the more gently sloped southeastern site of the hill. It led to the central yard of the citadel. Ceremonies held by the personal guards of Argishti I and guards of the fortress garrison were held here. In the southwest portion of the yard was a temple of the god Khaldi.

Excavations were carried out at Erebuni in 1952

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Early excavations began during the nineteenth century while more systematic excavations were carried out at Erebuni in 1952, under the joint sponsorship of the Armenian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography and the Pushkin Museum's Board for the Preservation and Restoration of Architectural Monuments.

Dozens of Urartian and Achaemenian artifacts, such as pottery, earthenware, belt-buckles, bracelets, beads, drinking vessels, helmets, arrows and silver coins, were also uncovered...

Teishebaini was built by Rusa II in 7th century BC

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The city of Teishebaini was built by Rusa II in the first half of the 7th century BC to protect the eastern borders of Urartu from the barbaric Cimmerians and Scythians.

Within the city was a governors palace that contained a hundred and twenty rooms spreading across more than ten acres, and citadel named the Citadel of Teisheba after the Urartian god of war.
The construction of the city, palace, and the citadel were not fully finished until the reign of Rusa III, some 50 years later.

Regional Co-operation for the Cultural Heritage Development

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ErebuniProgramme is Funded by the European Union.
ICOMOS/Armenia & “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve announce a launch of European Union funded Programme: Regional Co-operation for the Cultural Heritage Development, in partnership with ICOMOS Georgia (Georgia), Ltd. Architectura I Prestizh (Ukraine), «Riksantikvaren»(Norway). The  Programme is supported by Polish Embassy in Georgia, British Council Georgia. The project associates are: Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN); “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve (Armenia) and Institute of Monuments Protection Research (Ukraine).

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Heritage Day 2014

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26.09.2014

2014թ. սեպտեմբերի 27-ին «Էրեբունի» պատմահնագիտական արգելոց-թանգարանը «Ուրարտուի մետաղը» ցուցահանդեսով կմիանա Հայաստանում սեպտեմբերի 27-28-ին անցկացվող Եվրոպական ժառանգության օրերին` Օրերի նշանակության համատեքստում իր դռները բացելով հանրության առջև:

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Levon Aronyan at Erebuni Museum 01.07.14

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01.07.2014

Օրեր առաջ, 2014թ. հունիսի 28-ին հայկական և միջազգային շախմատի հսկա Լևոն Արոնյանն այցելել է  Էրեբունի ամրոցի միջնաբերդ և թանգարան` նպատակ ունենալով բացահայտել մայրաքաղաք Երևանի ծննդավայր Էրեբունին: Աշխարհահռչակ գրոսմայստերին արքայական ամրոցը ներկայացրել է արգելոց-թանգարանի տնօրեն Գ. Գյուրջյանը. նրանք բավականին երկար շրջել են միջնաբերդում և Լ. Արոնյանին հետաքրքրել են գրեթե բոլոր պահպանված կառույցները և վերջին տարիներին պեղված   մակերեսները:

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France-Armenian archaeological collaboration 18.06.14

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18.06.2014

Երեկ, 2014թ. հունիսի 17-ին, ՀՀ ԳԱԱ նիստերի դահլիճում տեղի ունեցավ մեկօրյա կոնֆերանս`նվիրված Հայաստանի և Ֆրանսիայի միջև ծավալվող գիտական համագործակցությանը հնագիտության բնագավառում: Հայաստանի անկախության 1-ին իսկ տարիներից համատեղ  իրականացվող հայ-ֆրանսիական հնագիտական արշավախմբերը կարևոր արդյունքներ են արձանագրել`

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Cuneiform inscriptions inset into the walls of the Erebuni

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Numerous cuneiform inscriptions carved on basalt have been found around the complex.

Urartu culture in Armenia, find more in museum

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Urartu comprised an area of approximately 200,000 square miles.

The city of Teishebaini was built by Rusa II

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The ancient Armenian site of Karmir Blur was discovered in 1939.

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What to discover in Erebuni

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Նժույգը որսից հետո

Achaemenid period

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Խալդի աստծո (գահի վրա) և նրա կնոջ՝ Արուբանիի պատկերներով արծաթե կանացի զարդ

Silver Medalions

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Պահպանվել են ոսկերչական արվեստի բազմաթիվ նմուշներ

Ancient wall-paintings

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Որմնանկար Էրեբունիի սյունաշար դահլիճից

Souvenirs' shop in Museum


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In Erebuni museum we have a gifts' and souvenirs' shop inside where you can buy different type of souvenirs relating to a particular topic.

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The site of Erebuni Fortress was located atop the 65 m tall hill of Arin Berd as a stategic position overlooking the Ararat plain and the main roads leading to the citadel. It also overlooked cramped Urartian town made up of residences below at the foot of the hill.

The main entrance to the fortresswas located at the more gently sloped southeastern site of the hill. It led to the central yard of the citadel. Ceremonies held by the personal guards of Argishti I and guards of the fortress garrison were held here.

Guest Book