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Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

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Address: 53, Mashots Av | Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia
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I am amazed that they have colored drawings and writings. I was curious what materials used. One of the staffs explained that they used real gold for gold color, porcupine organ... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I am amazed that they have colored drawings and writings. I was curious what materials used. One of the staffs explained that they used real gold for gold color, porcupine organ for blue and flowers or leaves for other colors. Some are powdered stone. The details of the manuscripts are very impressive. It shows the creativity of each writer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection of manuscripts is impressive. Very well preserved, colourful with a lot of history, religion and culture associated with the exhibits. Photography is permitted - flash should not be used, I believe. Actually, flash would bounce off the glass box containing the manuscripts. For a museum of manuscripts, it was so nice that we can take photos and enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never seen such a collection of handwritten books! Simply Amazing. If you are a tourist then this is probably the first place you want to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful assortment of ancient manuscripts in very attractive displays. Very beautiful architecture. Modernly equipped with an elevator. If you wish to photograph within museum you can a modest fee and have unlimited access during your visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

It is very historical with amazing Armenian story. You can see bibel collation. Outside is standing very big statutes with fin art.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The staff was friendly to let us in at almost the closing time. But we only has two rooms to visit and we missed explanations.

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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Matenadaran is located the end of Mesrop Mashtots Avenue to north-east side about 700 meters from Opera house . A must to visit place when you are in Yerevan.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

A must to visit whenever you are in Yerevan. The guides are very skilled and know a lot of things about Armenians and our history...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The manuscript museum after M. Mashtots in Yerevan is one of the 3 manuscript museum in the world. The museum is incredible if you want to get to know the Armenian culture and the history. As I am a student studying tourism/hospitality, I view tourguiding and the history of Armenia from the professional point of view and let me tell... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Each person go to yerevan should visit this place and discover the armenian ancient letters. Respective history

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