Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, Yerevan

4.7
#2 of 65 in Museums in Armenia
Explore one of world's richest depositories of ancient books and manuscripts at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts. Established in 1959 at the foot of a small hill, the archive houses a vast collection of writings on a broad range of scientific and cultural topics, including art, history, philosophy, geography, medicine, literature, languages, and cosmography. Explore the elaborately decorated marble interior, with statues of notable Armenian scholars, exhibited ancient relics, and a series of treasured books. You can hire a local guide to learn more about the museum's mission and fully immerse yourself in Armenian culture and history. Arrange your visit to Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and discover more family-friendly attractions in Yerevan using our Yerevan journey website.
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  • Not far from the "Cascade Complex" and the "Victory Park", you will find the "Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts". It is a very important and dear museum to all Armenians, as it was...  more »
  • An heritage old church converted to meusium . very attractive construction of big rocks. still strong and miraculous. good place to know about ancient construction methods and ideas.  more »

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