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Erebuni Town-Fortress

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Address: Yerevan, Armenia
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This is where Yerevan was founded in the 7th century BC. In the fortress museum, there's a cuneiform stele announcing the founding with a translation. You can wander around the... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2016
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

This is where Yerevan was founded in the 7th century BC. In the fortress museum, there's a cuneiform stele announcing the founding with a translation. You can wander around the site. As ruins go, I've seen better, but it's a pleasant site.

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Reviewed 28 October 2015

Erebuni fortress is the settlement that was the origin point for not only Yerevan's continuous habitation, but also for the name that modern Yerevan is derived from. Though there are much older settlements within Yerevan, it was Erebuni that established Yerevan as a capital in 782 BCE, and one that has since been continuously inhabited.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

If this was just a review of the museum then the rating would be higher. The artefacts from Erebuni are few but worth the time. Three silver rhytons (drinking vessels shaped like animals) are definitely the highlight. There are also ceramics indicating that the Urartian state was sophisticated. Maps are available to show the extent of the kingdom which abutted... More 

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Al Ain
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is an interesting site but you need to be able to imagine what it used to be like. The museum is small with poor labelling, but that seems to be standard here. However it gives a bit of an idea about what the fortress used to be like. The fortress is large with good views over Yerevan. Some of... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

We paid for a guide, so we learned things we wouldn't have otherwise; it was worth it. This is a fairly small museum, where they have highlighted a few objects that directly relate to Erebuni. The guide mentioned a few times that other objects were displayed at the National History Museum, which is much larger. For the price, I thought... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

Interesting museum and window on ancient Erebuni and beginnings of Yerevan. Guides are available in many languages.

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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

For a country that prides itself for being an "Open Air Museum", it is disappointing to see this fortress in such poor condition. Most of the treasures in the western culture that dates only a few hundred years are well preserved and presented to visitors whereas this fortress and its museum looked like ruins that needed reconstruction. The museum didn't... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

Very good arranged and guides. Advise:Spend much of your time in the museum and a short stroll in the ruins.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

Situated high atop a hill within the city limits of modern Yerevan, Erebuni Town Fortress is the birthplace of Armenia. The site dates the city which eventually became Yerevan as older than Rome by 29 years! The museum was quite interesting and we opted for the guided tour in English. The tour guide spoke excellent English and took time to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2015

well I always like to visit museum but I like the history ones the best and this one is ok but its the old site that stands out. from where I am staying it was very easy to get to, the number 68 mini bus dropped me across the road. as museum goes there is not a lot to see... More 

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