AVC Online Tour of the Museum and Fortress of Erebuni 10/21/2019

On October 19, 2019, the AGBU Armenian Virtual College, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Armenia and the Erebuni Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve invited our worldwide online audience to celebrate the 2801st birthday of Yerevan and take a virtual tour of the Museum and Fortress of Erebuni. The viewers got to see some rare artifacts, including Yerevan’s “birth certificate”- the cuneiform inscription stating that “ Argishti, son of Menua, built this mighty stronghold and proclaimed it Erebuni”.They also learned about the culture and history of Urartu, and took a virtual walk around the ancient fortress with the museum guide Syuzanna Sargsyan and AVC Education Program Coordinator Marina Khachaturyan.

Among the online participants of the tour were AVC’s students and alumni, partner schools and communities in different countries.