Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

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Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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DollyBirdScotland
Scotland359 contributions
Enlightening
Jul 2021
Proudly situated at the head of an enormous boulevard stands this impressive cathedral like museum houses the nation's collection of ancient manuscripts. It is also a major research institute. It was our first museum in Yerevan and the guided tour by our wonderfully passionate guide gave us an introduction and insight into Armenian civilisation. Made a great start to exploring the country.
Written 1 August 2021
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Henrik K. Petrosyan
Armenia10 contributions
Very interesting
Feb 2021
This collection of books is unique, the hard work is made to have such a collection, when you come here you understand how it was to wright a book 1000 years ago with a somthing like a pen.
Written 23 February 2021
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
At the world's largest collection of ancient manuscripts!
Sep 2019
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!
Written 20 April 2020
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Mohamed I
4 contributions
heritage
Mar 2019
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.
Written 13 February 2020
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Adib Farid
Sao Paulo, SP815 contributions
Intersting
Jan 2020 • Solo
There is more than 18000 books in this building, of all languages!
Outside, you get a great view from Yerevan!
Written 29 January 2020
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matteoinverardi1985
Brescia, Italy388 contributions
“History of Armenia’s culture”
Jan 2020 • Couples
This big museum offers an interesting opportunity to understand the old and deep culture of the Armenia.
I strongly advise to visit it
Written 10 January 2020
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Jenny P
Yerevan, Armenia15 contributions
History of humanity in medieval manuscrips
Mar 2019 • Friends
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
Written 7 January 2020
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captainnedludd
Norwich, UK76 contributions
Only if you're really interested
Jan 2019
The collection of Armenian manuscripts is fascinating. But the display is poor, information on the exhibits basic where it is provided at all, the demand for an expensive camera ticket sheer blackmail, and the staff/guides extremely unfriendly; I was actually physically pushed away from one display so that a guided tour could see it. Frankly if I wasn't a calligrapher I would have rated this poor value. As a calligrapher, it was a fascinating visit but frustrating for the reasons cited above.
Written 24 December 2019
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UJustTrustMe
Lima, Peru39 contributions
A must visit. Short and sweet.
Dec 2019
This museum is not huge but big enough to spend a great hour learning about Armenian oldest manuscripts, bibles, etc. Get a tour guide to get the best out of this experience. After visiting this place, go to the Grand Candy store and get an Armenian doughnut. That's the way school kids do in Armenia, first the museum and then walk to the Grand Candy store--just a few blocks away form the museum.
Written 11 December 2019
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Elena2410
Dubai, United Arab Emirates23 contributions
Worth seeing collection of ancient manuscripts
Nov 2019
Definitely a place to visit if you have extra 2 hours while in Yerevan. Huge collection of ancient manuscripts from all over the world.
Written 7 December 2019
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