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“Interesting manuscripts that reveal a bit about Armenian history!”

Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts
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Seoul, South Korea
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“Interesting manuscripts that reveal a bit about Armenian history!”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

I had the chance to follow a tour of the main hall of manuscripts. Several interesting facts about Armenia and its relation to written language. The biggest and smallest manuscripts in their collection is an interesting rarity. Also, pay attention to the amazingly vivid colors used in some of the books!

Visited October 2013
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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“Interesting for a short visit”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

A museum of documents is always going to be of limited interest to the general public. It is an impressive place and there are some interesting exhibits - I particularly liked the ancient maths texts, some very fine old maps and books about the Armenian alphabet - but I could not sustain my interest much beyond that.

Visited September 2013
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“Worth to visit for whom are interested in History and documentary based topics”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

For whom are interested in history must be enough clear of what has happened for the territory nowadays named as Armenia.

While having a very good archived records of manuscripts back to Rome , Ottoman , Persia and ...etc , you will find whatever passed by the history there as a documentary archived base museum.

Visited August 2013
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Yerevan, Armenia
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“Matenadaran - UNESCO Heritage Sight”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Sitting on a hillside at the end of the main avenue of Armenia's capital city, this massive and yet "floating in the air" building housed one of the world's richest collections of ancient manuscripts. All Illuminated with fascinating miniatures, oldest dating back to 9th c AD, they cover various ancient scientific topics - history and philosophy, mathematics and astrology, medicine and alchemy, poetry and music and many more.

Visited November 2012
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“Matenadaran”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

This was my second time going to Matenadaran, and I noticed a lot of improvement. The collections are much richer and better presented, the guides are very knowledgable, and there is a lot to see and learn.

Visited August 2013
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