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Erebuni Town-Fortress

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Address: Yerevan, Armenia
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+374 10 458207

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On a hill called Arin Ber, is the first fortress of the town and it overlooks a plain in what is today Yerevan and within the background you have Mount Ararat. This is an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 November 2016
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was interesting to visit the place where Yerevan was founded about 2800 years ago. It is impressive and amazing that the ruins of ancient town-fortress made it thorough the history to modern days.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place offers perfect view of the city and Ararat mountain, it was very cold when we visit as the place is high

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

On a hill called Arin Ber, is the first fortress of the town and it overlooks a plain in what is today Yerevan and within the background you have Mount Ararat. This is an interesting site but you need to be able to imagine what it used to be like. The actual remains are quite impressive in size and they... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The ruins of the Erebuni Citadel are very interesting. Built on the top of a hill called Arin Ber it was overlooking the entire plain what is the city of Yerevan now – a better strategic place for a settlement couldn’t be used in that area. It’s interesting to see some of the original colors on the walls of some... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

On a hill overlooking the plain and with in the background mount Ararat is where the first fortress of the town was build. Several stones inscribed in cuneiform attest to when this fortress was build, as well to some of the extensions, and give a glimpse of how this kingdom was organised. The museum at the bottom of the hill... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

I stood on this mount and looked out over the plains toward Mt. Ararat, imagining the people of Noah as they plotted out life ahead of them. This place just seems to send your imagination back to those times and places. Don't miss this wonder. You'll be glad you went.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

If You want to see how many years old is Yerevan you are welcome to Erebuni Town-Fortress ! Here you can find a birth certificate of Yerevan were mentioned when Yerevan was born. Dont forget go to the hill and enjoy view of first gates of Yerevan

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

While you are in Armenia, you shouldn't miss this fortress, it is located on the top of a hill with a good view on the city. Erebuni itself is urartian. It's not so far away from the city Center, either book a tour with a guide or take a taxi. It's worth to book a tour because the history of... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

This is where Yerevan was founded in the 7th century BC. In the fortress museum, there's a cuneiform stele announcing the founding with a translation. You can wander around the site. As ruins go, I've seen better, but it's a pleasant site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Erebuni fortress is the settlement that was the origin point for not only Yerevan's continuous habitation, but also for the name that modern Yerevan is derived from. Though there are much older settlements within Yerevan, it was Erebuni that established Yerevan as a capital in 782 BCE, and one that has since been continuously inhabited.

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