The history museum of Armenia presents: EXHIBITION «Materials of the Western Armenian Ethnography from Saint Petersburg» May 15 - June 15 of 2019 Exceptional objects and photographs concerning the ethnography of the Western Armenia, acquired at the end of the 19th c. and in the beginning of the 20th c., are represented in the exhibition.

The History Museum of Armenia  is participating in «The Joint Exhibition of Asian Civilizations», at the National Museum of  China from May 13, 2019 to August 11, 2019, where  other institutions and museums representing the heritage of Asian peoples are taking  part as well. The exhibition is hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the National Cultural Heritage Administration of the People's Republic of China, with the support of the Embassy of Armenia in China and the Embassy of Chin [...]

"I am Ashurbanipal: King of the world, King of Assyria" The History Museum of Armenia is participating at the international exhibition "I am Ashurbanipal: King of the world, King of Assyria " to be held at the British Museum in London from November 8, 2018 to February 24, 2019. The aim of this exhibition is to show the origins and development of Western artistic traditions, the roots of which derived from the interactions of cultures of the countries in the Ancient Near East and the Mediterranea [...]

100th anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia and Heroic Battles in May On May 25, within the framework of the festive events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia and the Heroic battles in May, the exhibition entitled “The First Republic of Armenia: a Retrospective of Hundred Years” opened at the History Museum of Armenia. The purpose of this exhibition is to newly present the events of this important period in the Armenian history, which had a decisive signif [...]

Along with sculpture and miniature painting, carpets are one of the best manifestations of the distinct culture of the Armenian people. Armenian carpets are ornamented “texts”, in which the sanctified symbols of our ancestors’ beliefs, worship and religious notions, coming from the depths of millennia, have been preserved. Armenian carpets adhere to traditions. Imitation and representation of the same ornament-ideogram in countless variations of style and colour comprise the basis of every new c [...]

Armenian traditional costumes with their stable characteristic features, going deep into the centuries, are a specific indication of the origins, development and historical fate of the Armenian people and reflect their cultural identity and certain peculiarities of national temperament. Notwithstanding wars, migrations and foreign dominations in the course of millennia, the Armenian people managed to preserve the symbolic notions and ideas of centuries-old clothing forms, ornaments and colours i [...]

Dvin was one of the earliest settlements of the Armenian Highland as far back as the 3rd millennium BC. In the 5th century, Dvin was the royal domain of the Armenian Arsacid kings and the Holy See of the Armenian Church. From the beginning of the 8th century, during the Arab rule, Dvin was the centre of the administrative unit “Arminia”, a city of flourishing crafts, full of goods and brisk trading. Armenian and foreign written sources call Dvin, with a multi-national population of about 100,000 [...]

The 4th century marked an important historical event in the life of the Armenian people. In 301, under King Trdat III, Christianity was proclaimed state religion. Armenia became the first country to have officially adopted Christianity. In 303, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the spiritual centre of Armenia, was founded in the capital Vagharshapat. After the loss of statehood and under the conditions of continuous threat of foreign conquests, the sole means of preserving spiritual and cultur [...]

The territories of the kingdom of Van, ruined in the first quarter of the 6th century BC, were united with the all-Armenian state of the Yervandids. In 550 BC, Armenia appeared under the rule of the Achemenid Persia and was divided into two satrapies governed by a Yervandid. In 331 BC, the Achemenid Empire collapsed after the victory of Alexander the Great in the battle of Gaugamela. Armenia became independent, split into two kingdoms: Greater Armenia (Mets Hayk) and Lesser Armenia (Pokr Hayk). [...]

In the mid-9th century BC, one of the most powerful states of the Ancient Near East, known as Urartu from Assyrian inscriptions, came down to the historic scene in the Armenian Highland. The Urartians called their country Biainili. It is mentioned as the Araratian Kingdom in the Bible. The presented objects bear witness to a highly developed civilization of ancient Eastern type with a solid state system, literature, original ritual-religious system, prospering towns, crafts and arts. Urartu coll [...]