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Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

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Address: 53, Mashots Av | Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia
Phone Number: 10 562578
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The great place to know about Armenia. To meet the history of Armenia. I think when you go to the Armenia you mast to go to the Matenadaran.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Aram G
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College Station, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's fun to see such old books. Many from the 15-ish centuries. Lots from the 12-ish centuries. A few from 10-ish century. and even one from the 6th century. But that's about it. Just old books behind glass. Very little is written in English. Some people seemed to have hired guides, but there were no instructions for doing that. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The great place to know about Armenia. To meet the history of Armenia. I think when you go to the Armenia you mast to go to the Matenadaran.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Must visit if you're interested in art, history and typography. Beautiful and well presented collection of ancient books and manuscripts and some insight in more recent history as well.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Interesting tour described the history of the manuscripts and written language. Great introduction to a visit to Armenia because it put the Armenian culture in perspective.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seeing all these manuscripts and learning about their origins and how they got there was inspiring. Lots of related information about this past era. Such a rich place for knowledge seeking people. I was so impressed to learn how colors were made in the past.... but I won't tell you and visit and discover yourself , it is worth it... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of ancient and more recent documents that enlighten the history of Armenia and the history of christianity in this region. Some of the info was only available in armenian though.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good limb from the centre, this lovely museum has some really ancient books/manuscripts. You can get a guide to explain the details if you are really into it, or just walk around and admire them. Interesting, but would not take more than 45 mins in there.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but very interesting Library/Museum Fantastic Manuscripts. We had a great guide, She was, enthusiastic and cheerful and very knowledgeable. Obviously loves her job. A must for every visitor who is interested in history and literature.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

But this place is tiny, and except for the impressive building it is definitely underwelming. I basically ran there as I thought it was going to close, but it was open longer than the guidebooks say, so maybe because of this I kinda thought I had wasted my time a little. The books are beautiful, maybe I should of got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are fond of history and very much eager to find out how big the ancient Armenia was and how much they lost this is the right place to come. And definitely take local guide to tell and to show everything according to epoch logic. If you have friend from Armenia please take them with you, they have much... More 

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