The Metsamor Fortress in Armenia

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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 is currently being explored and excavated by a joint Polish-Armenian research team, and the site was originally first excavated in the 1960s by a Soviet team. The Museum of History and Archeology at Metsamor Site was opened in 1968, and it has a repository of over 20,000 items.

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

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

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Wiener, James B. "The Metsamor Fortress in Armenia." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 15 Mar 2018. Web. 25 Nov 2020.

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