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Erebuni Town-Fortress, Yerevan

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Visit the ancient ruins of Erebuni Town-Fortress, the remains of a fortified city that dates back to 782 BCE. Founded by King Argishti I of the Urartu kingdom, the hilltop settlement most likely represents the origins of the current national capital. Take a guided tour of the fortress ruins to learn more about its history and influence on the region, or visit the adjacent museum to admire archaeological findings from the area, including pottery, weapons, jewelry, and ancient coins. PutErebuni Town-Fortress into our Yerevan online trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Very old church, really require tom watch to know the history and the architecture, very high rooms from inside, different ways to go in and out . really adventure  more »
  • Artifacts of Erebuni are housed in the museum, which gives perspective on the historical context of the site. The museum, however, closes early at, I believe, 430pm. Plan accordingly. Some further...  more »
  • Erebuni Fortress, also known as Arin Berd, is an Urartian fortified city, located in Yerevan, Armenia. It is 1,017 metres (3,337 ft) above sea level. It was one of several fortresses built along the northern Urartian 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.
  • old not renovated fortress, keeps reminding us how badly ancient armenia was protected. but the view is nice, u can see the capital from a different angle.
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