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The State History museum
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The State History museum

The State History Museum presents the history of Armenia and contains unique collections of priceless relics and materials on Armenian history, culture and art from the dawn of its civilization to our days. Its permanent exhibits demonstrate original items of material culture, which have come down to us from remote ages. The exhibition begins with [...]

Persian Rule

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In the 6th century Urartu fell to the Medes, but not long after, the Persian conquest of the Medes, led by Cyrus the Great, displaced them. Persia ruled over Armenia from the 6th century until the 4th century B.C. Its culture and Zoroastrian religion greatly influenced the spiritual life of the Armenian people who absorbed [...]

Urartu, the first kingdom in Armenia

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By the 9th century B.C., a confederation of local tribes flourished as the unified state of Urartu. It grew to become one of the strongest kingdoms in the Near East and constituted a formidable rival to Assyria for supremacy in the region. The Urartians produced and exported wares of ceramic, stone and metal, building fortresses, [...]