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Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

1,376 Reviews

Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

1,376 Reviews
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Apr 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,498 contributions1,500 helpful votes
Not far from the "Cascade Complex" and the "Victory Park", you will find the "Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts". It is a very important and dear museum to all Armenians, as it was named after Mesrop Mashtots, the beloved inventor of the Armenian Alphabet. An old and impressive church houses, since 1957, the museum. The Museum is the world's largest repository of medieval manuscripts, including the fantastic collection that once belonged to the Armenian Church and was kept at the famous "Echmiadzin Monastery", as well as other individual donations. From the tourist point of view, if you are not a scholar or a researcher, the building is much more impressive than the collection itself. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: September 2019
Mohamed I wrote a review Feb 2020
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An heritage old church converted to meusium . very attractive construction of big rocks. still strong and miraculous. good place to know about ancient construction methods and ideas.
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Date of experience: March 2019
Adib Farid wrote a review Jan 2020
Sao Paulo, SP739 contributions124 helpful votes
There is more than 18000 books in this building, of all languages! Outside, you get a great view from Yerevan!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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matteoinverardi1985 wrote a review Jan 2020
Brescia, Italy388 contributions253 helpful votes
This big museum offers an interesting opportunity to understand the old and deep culture of the Armenia. I strongly advise to visit it
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Date of experience: January 2020
Jenny P wrote a review Jan 2020
Yerevan, Armenia15 contributions2 helpful votes
It’s a great place to get a sense of the Armenian history, culture and connectedness to the world heritage. The best thing is that you get a lot of insights in a relatively short time. It’s not a big museum. It’s a working research institute with a small museum showcasing the most interesting examples. Take a guide. It’s absolutely worth your time and money. It’s an eye opener, even for Armenians. A must visit in Yerevan
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Date of experience: March 2019
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