Amberd Fortress, Armenia

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 08 November 2017

Armenian flag at the medieval Amberd Fortress, Armenia. Dating from the 7th century CE, Amberd is an Armenia fortress complex located on the slopes of Mt. Aragats in the province of Aragatsotn. "Amberd" translates from Armenian as "fortress in the clouds." The site had been inhabited by the Urartians in ancient times, but the medieval fortress was constructed as a defense against invading Arab armies in the 7th and 8th centuries CE. It was in use until the 13th century CE Mongol invasions of Armenia and Georgia.



About the Author

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 its Communications Director.

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