gototopgototop
  1. Skip to Menu
  2. Skip to Content
  3. Skip to Footer>

What You Can Discover Visiting to Erebuni Fortress

City

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

Woman

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)

New York

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

Chess

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

City

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.

The Education and Culture Side by Side In support of EU

PDF Print

mages/theeducationandculturesidebysideinsupportofeu171012.jpg

16.10.2012

Within educational projects funded by EU 2 thematic seminars on cultural and archaeological heritage will be held for school teachers in ‘’Erebuni’’ Historical & Archaeological museum-reserve on October 16 and 18. The first group is formed by 15 teachers of N 29, 42, 54, 83, 148, 149 and 182 senior schools, Arabkir and Centre administrative districts.

 

 

Taking into consideration that in modern world general education is intended to be multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, seminars aim to support the cultural heritage pedagogy integration at school.

The seminars will touch upon heritage concepts and the role of a teacher in the context of actions directed to the heritage recognition. At the same time will be commented the legislative framework of heritage preservation on national and international levels. ‘’Archaeological Heritage.  Erebuni’’ thematic seminar will be concentrated on problems of preservation and history of  Erebuni fortress-homeland of Yerevan. This aims to suggest the teachers that   they sow the responsibility among the children as an inhabitant of historical town since school years.  The organizers are looking forward to an effective dialogue between school and   heritage professionals in favor of heritage awareness.

The thematic seminars are prepared in the frame of "Regional Cooperation for Culture Heritage Development" project, implemented within the European Commission Eastern Partnership Culture Programme, in cooperation with "ICOMOS/Armenia" NGO in a close partnership with the Ministry of Science and Education, RA.  “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve is the associate partner of the project.

The project is implemented in Georgia (ICOMOS, Georgia, the Leading Partner), Armenia  (ICOMOS/Armenia, partner) and Ukraine ("Architectura I Prestizh", partner).

“Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve

General Menus

What to discover in Erebuni

Most Popular

Image 1

Նժույգը որսից հետո

Achaemenid period

Image 2

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

Silver Medalions

Image
Պահպանվել են ոսկերչական արվեստի բազմաթիվ նմուշներ

Ancient wall-paintings

Image 2

Որմնանկար Էրեբունիի սյունաշար դահլիճից

Souvenirs' shop in Museum


Erebuni

 

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

Guest Book

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