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Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

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Address: 53, Mashots Av | Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia
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Very interesting museum to visit, some places to sit and rest weary legs or park the child while the adults take a more closer look at things. Definitely invest in the extra... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting museum to visit, some places to sit and rest weary legs or park the child while the adults take a more closer look at things. Definitely invest in the extra payment to allow photography, there are some beautiful manuscripts opened at amazing pages. Small gift shop to the left of the main entrance - get your tickets from... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So many books, good guides, so many things to know. I was really astonished, when visited Matenadaran during my stay in Yerevan, Armenia. Strongly recommend!

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What to say....I have seen much richer collections of early scripts and ancient books....This museum has a relatively shy but precious stock of books in different languages, though I definitely missed information on historical data, facts or authors (despite hiring a museum-provided guide). But this is the general problem of Armenia, unfortunately, more legends than facts. Well worth a visit,... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The amazing story of great times of the Armenian Christian history. Manuscripts, centuries-old copies of the Bibles. Treasury of the great people, their Christian history - reason to be proud to be the first nation in the world accepting the Christianity!

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Brit in Ankara
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The collection of manuscripts is stunning and the museum - as with all museums in Armenia is very cheap to visit. Mans' ability to create such beauty is incredible. A couple of hours well spent.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What better place to learn about history than to see the history books themselves? This museum features a small but fascinating collection of ancient manuscripts either translated from Armenian, written in Armenian, or published by Armenians. Our tour guide gave us an informative but brief overview of the amazing collection. Once the tour is complete, there are two shops on... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 1 week ago

NIce place with lots of beautiful old books, manuscipts, and nice guide who explain the story behind them. Defenetly worth to spend an hour here.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a 40 min tour with an informed guide which was very interesting. Manuscripts and ancient books may not interest everybody but we found it fascinating. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The collection of ancient manuscripts is amazing and very well shown with adequate explanations. A visit for 1-2 hours is recommended as it provides insight into how advanced Armenians were for the past thousand years.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love history and museums but I found this quite dull unfortunately. Display case after display case of books and bits of paper. It did not cost much to go in but I only stayed for about 30 minutes. If you are walking from town it's a long uphill walk - but nice to do all the same.

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