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  Ruins of Erebuni Fortress
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  • Ruins of Erebuni Fortress - Yerevan
      Ruins of Erebuni Fortress
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  • Cuneiform inscription of Argishti I - Yerevan
      Cuneiform inscription of Argishti I
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The Erebuni Fortress was founded in 782 B.C. by King Argishti I of the Kingdom of Urartu (9-6 centuries). Erebuni is considered to be the basis of the current capital of Armenia - Yerevan. Located in the suburbs of Yerevan, the striking archaeological remains are an excellent reminder that the capital of Armenia has been continuously inhabited by its denizens for three thousand years.

In honour of founding the city, a cuneiform inscription on a bronze pedestal was made testifying that the city was built by Argishti I the King of Urartu, as an important military stronghold of the country. This small sculpture is an interesting specimen of Urartu art.

On the occasion of the 2750th anniversary of Yerevan, a nuseum of Erebuni was established in the nowaday's Erebuni district in Yerevan, with more than 12,000 exhibits of the Urartian Kingdom.
Entrance fee: 1000 drams (less than 3 $)

Directions: Yerevan, Erebuni district

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 20, 2007
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