Description of the attraction
Erebuni Museum in Yerevan is one of the most interesting museums in the city. Located on the slope of the Arin-Berd hill, the museum was opened in 1968 in honor of the 2750th anniversary of the founding of Yerevan.
The museum got its name from the name of the fortified city, the remains of which were assigned to the territory of the museum. The central facade of the museum building is decorated with a huge bas-relief depicting the founder of Erebuni - king Argishti I. Until the beginning of the first half of the XX century. Nobody knew about Erebuni's whereabouts. And only in 1950, during exploration work on the Arin-Berd hill, archaeologists discovered a huge number of ancient city structures covered with a thick layer of soil. In the very center of this ancient city, there was a powerful fortress structure. After some time, an inscription of King Argishti I about the construction of the fortress city of Erebuni was found.
The Erebuni Museum presents many exhibits found as a result of the archaeological excavations of the Erebuni citadel in 1950-1959, as well as the nearby Urartian city of Teishebaini, held in 1939-1958. on the Karmir Blur hill. Among the exhibits, tourists are especially interested in: samples of cuneiform writing, seals, edged weapons, armor, bronze bracelets, carnelian, glass and agate objects, beads, as well as coins of Caesar Augustus and two Milesian coins, a jug and three silver rhytons. The most valuable exhibits of the museum are twenty-three cuneiform tablets from the Urartian period.
The museum collection also presents gifts that the city of Yerevan received on its 2750th anniversary.