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30 interesting facts about Armenia
  • In the Geological Museum of Armenia you can see the skeleton of a trogontherium elephant which dates back 1.000.000 years. This fossil was found in semigravel in the vicinity of Gyumri
  • Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, is one of the oldest cities in the world. According to cuneiform inscription, Yerevan was founded in 782 BC and is 29 years older than Rome
  • Armenia was first mentioned by name in 520 BC by Darius the Great of Persia in his Behistun inscription
  • Historical Armenia occupied an area of about 300,000 square kilometers. Over the centuries, Armenians lost almost 90% of their historical territories as a result of foreign invasions, including the 1915 Armenian Genocide. The present Republic of Armenia covers an area of approximately 30,000 square kilometers
  • In the first century BC, the Armenian king Tigran the Great created a huge empire, the borders of which stretched from Egypt to the Black and Caspian Seas
  • Armenia is the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion. This happened in 301 AD during the reign of King Tiridates III
  • Etchmiadzin Cathedral, which was built between 301-303 AD, is the oldest cathedral in the world
  • Statues of the First Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Gregory the Illuminator(302-325) and the greatest medieval Armenian poet and philosopher Grigor Narekatsi(951-1003) are installed in the Vatican
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