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.