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Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited Matenadaran during my stay in Yerevan. It is an interesting museum of ancient monuscripts. There you can find part of Armenian history.Also the bulding is very beautiful.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JoshuaM567
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the museum shows manuscripts, mostly bibles but also medical treatises and music notations. These exhibits are stunning in their age and their beauty and after having seen quite a few Armenian churches you will enjoy this aspect of ecclesiastical art.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TahuaB
Reviewed February 18, 2019

I had a private tour in English that was fascinating, and not expensive at all. I did't think it would be as interesting as it was.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank John D
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

the Matenadaran is a museum, repository of manuscripts, and a research institute in Yerevan, Armenia. It is the world's largest repository of Armenian manuscripts.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 16, 2019

If you are a person who likes books then you will find Matenadaran interesting and informative. Any time I have a book geek or a bible manuscript nerd visit me in Yerevan I suggest this Armenian Scriptorium. The English guides are very good and knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2019

Matenadaran is one of the most important places of Yerevan. It's a museum of ancient manuscripts holding the oldest manuscripts in the world.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

I visited Matenadaran in January, and it was amazing. All of the manuscripts on diplsplay are really beautiful, and show how amazing Armenian history is. If you want to learn more about Armenia during your visit, you have to go here!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

We had to climb up the hill to the library and then quite a number of steps. If you wanted to take photos, a fee of 2500 dram was charged. Not worth it to me! I went with the group and local guide to view...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Very instructive about how ancient Armenian civilisation did write those manuscripts with natural dyes prepared by themselfs... Ancient books are exposed, with different type of parchment, papyrus, paper...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank raffichirvanian
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Rising at the top of Mashtots Avenue, the basalt grey Manuscript Repository is an imposing sight. Constructed in the forties-fifties, it is a rather restrained, pinnacle-free specimen of Stalinist monumental architecture. Indoors, the Repository presents a dazzling collection of illuminated manusripts, mainly from 11th century...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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According to the museum's Web site, no, it is not open on Sundays. "The Matenadaran works every day besides Sundays, Mondays and holidays, from 10.00 to 17.00 " See here: double-yu-double-yu-double-yu DOT matenadaran DOT... More
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