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Metsamor Fortress in Armenia


James Blake Wiener
published on 15 March 2018
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The ruins of the ancient Metsamor Fortress lie to the southwest of Taronik, Armenia. The area was populated from the 5th millennium BC until roughly 1700 CE. The site consists of a series of complexes, sanctuaries, and an observatory. Excavations by Soviet archaeologists began in the 1960s.

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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 formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, March 15). Metsamor Fortress in Armenia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Wiener, James B. "Metsamor Fortress in Armenia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 15, 2018.

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Wiener, James B. "Metsamor Fortress in Armenia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Mar 2018. Web. 11 Apr 2021.

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