Ruins of Erebuni Fortress

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James Blake Wiener
published on 29 August 2017
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The ruins of the Erebuni Fortress located in the suburbs of present-day Yerevan, Armenia date from 782 BCE. In Armenian, the fortress and archaeological site is known as “Arin-Berd” or the “Fortress of Blood,” and the name of this fortress city endures in the word “Yerevan,” which is the capital of Armenia. (Erebuni Historical and Archaeological Preserve, Yerevan, Armenia.)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, James B. "Ruins of Erebuni Fortress." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Aug 2017. Web. 27 Nov 2020.

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