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Ughtasar

Ughtasar

Rock-carvings are a unique source for the study of ancient culture. Discovered on the territory…

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Historic Armavir

Historic Armavir

Armavir is one of the ancient capitals of Armenia located 1 km west of the…

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Portakar

Portakar

According to the tradition, barren ladies held certain ceremonies here, after which touching the stone…

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State Museum of Armenian History

State Museum of Armenian History The History Museum of Armenia is a museum with departments of Archaeology, Numismatics, Ethnography, Modern History and Restoration. It has a national collection of 400,000 objects and was founded in 1920. 35% of the main collection is made up of archaeology related items, 8% of the collection is made up of Ethnography related items, Numismatics related items make up 45%, and 12% of the collection is made up of documents. It is regarded as Armenia's national museum and is located on Republic Square in Yerevan. The state financially supports the museum and owns both the collection and the building. The museum carries out conservation and restoration work and publishes works on Armenian architecture, archaeology, ethnography, and history. They also have published a series of reports on archaeological excavations since 1948. The museum carries out educational and scientific programs on Armenian history and culture as well.

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