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Amberd Fortress Castle
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Amberd Fortress Castle

According to N. Tokarski, the Kamsarakan family built the fortress and a part of the wall in the 7th century. The other parts of the citadel, referring back to the 10th century, belong to the Pahlavouni Dukes. In the times of the Bagratouni Kings the Citadel of Amberd was one of the most important strategic [...]

Zvartnots temple ruins
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Zvartnots

The ruins of this early medieval monument lie on the Yerevan – Echmiadzin motorway. Nerses Catholcos built the establisher of the Christianity in Armenia it in 641-643,on the site where the Armenian King Trdat met Grigor Lousavorich (Illuminator), the establisher of the Christianity in Armenia. This fine construction is now destroyed but remains of the [...]

Sardarapat
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Sardarapat

Sardarapat is in Armavir region, near the border with Turkey. This memorial complex was built to commemorate the battle between Armenia and Turkey on 24 May 1918. The Turkish government’s aim was to capture and unite not only Western and Eastern Armenia and Transcaucasus but also to bring to the end its plan of genocide [...]

Metsamor
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Metsamor

Early Iron Age settlement of Metsamor with a small but rich archaeological museum, is not far from Echmiadzin. The summit of the mound has an early first millennium BC sanctuary, and there are important remains of pits used for gravitational separation of iron from slag. A little further is a hill with 3rd millennium BC [...]

Armavir

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Armavir, the capital of the Orontid dynasty from the 4th-2nd c BC, was centered on the taller, steeper volcanic hill, not far from the modern Armavir. Though Ervandashat replaced Armavir as first capital and then by Dvin, it maintained substantial habitation through the medieval period, judging from the glazed pottery fragments still to be found. [...]

Garni Temple
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Garni

Garni, a fortress located on a cliff high above the right bank of the Azat River is said to have been originally founded around 2166 B.C. Historian Movses Khorenatsi attributes the founding of Garni to Gegham, the great grandson of Haik, the forefather of the Armenian Nation. According to tradition, Gegham is said to have [...]

Maralik
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Maralik

Maralik (Maraleeg) is a town nestled in the western foothills of Mount Aragats on the Yerevan-Talin-Gyumri highway about 100 km northwest of Yerevan. It is the main town and highway stop of the region of Ani. At the time of the 1980 census, it had a population of 4443 whose ancestors migrated here between 1828-1829 [...]