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The Matandadaran

Listed under Museums in Yerevan, Armenia.

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A library and research institute housing many ancient manuscripts and books, the Matenadaran is the world’s largest library of Armenian texts, founded in around 405 with the birth of the Armenian alphabet. More than 1,700 originals and hand written works and more than 300,000 archive documents and copies are part of this collection and as well as Armenian texts, Greek, Arabic, Latin, Jewish, Syrian, Persian and Japanese texts are also kept here and their Armenian translations. These works cover almost all of the ancient work in the fields of maths, science, geography, literature and grammar, law, philosophy, medicine, music and culture and the range of languages means it is also an important resource for translating.

Matenadaren Library Website.

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