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Erebuni Town-Fortress

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Address: Yerevan, Armenia
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+374 10 458207

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Take your imagination with you

This is an interesting site but you need to be able to imagine what it used to be like. The museum is small with poor labelling, but that seems to be standard here. However it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

If this was just a review of the museum then the rating would be higher. The artefacts from Erebuni are few but worth the time. Three silver rhytons (drinking vessels shaped like animals) are definitely the highlight. There are also ceramics indicating that the Urartian state was sophisticated. Maps are available to show the extent of the kingdom which abutted... More 

1 Thank SueKot
Al Ain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is an interesting site but you need to be able to imagine what it used to be like. The museum is small with poor labelling, but that seems to be standard here. However it gives a bit of an idea about what the fortress used to be like. The fortress is large with good views over Yerevan. Some of... More 

1 Thank Whonose
Medicine Hat, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We paid for a guide, so we learned things we wouldn't have otherwise; it was worth it. This is a fairly small museum, where they have highlighted a few objects that directly relate to Erebuni. The guide mentioned a few times that other objects were displayed at the National History Museum, which is much larger. For the price, I thought... More 

1 Thank Terri R
Tbilisi, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Interesting museum and window on ancient Erebuni and beginnings of Yerevan. Guides are available in many languages.

1 Thank terryt622015
Los Angeles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

For a country that prides itself for being an "Open Air Museum", it is disappointing to see this fortress in such poor condition. Most of the treasures in the western culture that dates only a few hundred years are well preserved and presented to visitors whereas this fortress and its museum looked like ruins that needed reconstruction. The museum didn't... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

Very good arranged and guides. Advise:Spend much of your time in the museum and a short stroll in the ruins.

1 Thank BijanTehran_Iran
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

Situated high atop a hill within the city limits of modern Yerevan, Erebuni Town Fortress is the birthplace of Armenia. The site dates the city which eventually became Yerevan as older than Rome by 29 years! The museum was quite interesting and we opted for the guided tour in English. The tour guide spoke excellent English and took time to... More 

1 Thank patrickmeyer
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

well I always like to visit museum but I like the history ones the best and this one is ok but its the old site that stands out. from where I am staying it was very easy to get to, the number 68 mini bus dropped me across the road. as museum goes there is not a lot to see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

The amazing part of Erebuni is that serious interventions from the authorities were enough to let the tourist imagine the huge city built by Assyrians thousands of years ago. To enter the museum you should pay 1000 AMD, also they offer you a booklet (guide) for 2500 AMD. This guide is so useful because all items inside the museum are... More 

1 Thank Elie M
Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

The Erebuni Town-Fortress offers an excellent panoramic view of Yerevan and has some unique murals dating back to pre-Christian times. Unfortunately, they have been defaced by what appears to be the work of locals. This is an unforgivable attack on Armenian cultural heritage. I recommend seeing the murals before they're scraped away by vandals.

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