How Scribes Kept Armenian Literary Heritage

The repository of manuscripts (called Matenadaran) records the writings of the fifth century A.D.  It holds the spirit and devotion of thousands of Armenians, scrupulously and admiringly creating hand-written, hand-crafted books for generations.  It displays spiritual wealth and richness of soul of our fathers, who dedicated all their life to possessing what is dear to them –  books: Holly Bibles, Scientific textbooks, Philosophy, Historiography, etc.  

Matenadaran is not only a museum, but a major research center.

The Matenadaran was designed by architect Mark Grigoryan. Located slightly north of the city’s center at the foot of a small hill and looks over Yerevan main avenue by Mesrop Mashtots by the name of who the Matenadaran was named.