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Matenadaran

Matenadaran

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Mesrop Mashtots Avenue, Yerevan, Armenia
(010) 562578
http://www.matenadaran.am/
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Nottingham, UK

This unique establishment is both an intriguing museum and an impressive library, as the Matenadaran is home to thousands of Armenian books and manuscripts that have been collected and stored here. Outside you will find a statue of Mesrop Mashtots, the historical figure who crafted the beautiful Armenian alphabet that's still used to this day, far back in the 4th century AD.

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Tbilisi, Georgia

Matenadaran is a spot for anyone who's interested in literature, history, philosophy, and art. There's a statue of Mesrop Mashtots in front of the building. He is the one who invented the Armenian alphabet and started to develop the Armenian language and literature. You'll find the world's ancient texts inside the building, but do note that you might want to take a guided tour if you're not familiar with medieval and ancient history.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Matenadaran Museum - Armenia

The Matenadaran is one of the oldest and richest book-depositories in the world. Its collection of about 17000 manuscripts includes almost all the areas of ancient and medieval armenian culture and sciences - history, geography, grammar, philosophy, law, medicine, mathematics-cosmography, theory of calendar, alchemy-chemistry, translations, literature, chronology, art history, miniature, music and theatre, as well as manuscripts in Arabic, Persian, Greek, Syrian, Latin, Ethiopian, Indian, Japanese and others. In this center of cultural heritage many originals, lost in their mother languages and known only of their Armenian translations, have been saved from loss.

The history of the Matenadaran dates back to the creation of the Armenian alphabet in 405. This center of manuscripts has a history of centuries and the history continues now as well.

About the Matenadaran Museum: www.matenadaran.org or www.matenadaran.am

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