Yerevan is one of the most ancient cities in the world which is 29 years older than Rome. Yerevan was founded in 782 BC by Urartian King Argishti I. The foundation is evidenced by a cuneiform inscription discovered during archaeological excavations in the Erebouni fortress. The name Yerevan derives from the name of Erebouni. Being well located at the crossroads of trade routes, the fortress soon developed into a city with palaces and temples.Erebun, in the south-eastern part of Yerevan, on the top of the Arin-fortress hill, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the region. It is one of the huge Urartian citadels built along the northern border of the Urartian state. According to inscriptions, Argishti the First constructed the Erebuni city-fortress in 782 BC. It was opened as a museum-reserve in 1968 and the opening was dedicated to the 2750th anniversary of Erebuni-Yerevan. In the vaults of the museum there are more than 10936 ancient objects.
The modern city of Yerevan, with its 1.3 million population, is the economic, political and cultural centre of Armenia. It has incorporated the glory and history of the 11 historical capitals of Armenia to become the capital of all Armenians. This year, Yerevan is celebrating its 2800th anniversary. Alongside numerous festivals being held throughout the year, major celebrations of will take place during autmn.
This year's holiday is titled as "Let’s Celebrate Together". For decades, this holiday has been celebrated on different ways. It is celebrated since 1983 and is already became our traditional holiday.
In 1968 on the occasion of the 2750th anniversary of Yerevan, Edgar Hovhannisyan wrote the song "Erebuni-Yerevan", which later became the city's anthem. The choir of 2750 singers performed the song "Erebuni-Yerevan", which later became the anthem of the city.
So, Let's Celebrate toghether Yerevan's 2800 Anniversary
Tourism Unit of Yerevan Municipality
Starting from April 19, air company "Armenia" will operate a direct flight Yerevan – Lyon – Yerevan. Tickets are already available on the official website of the air company armeniafly.com