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Mashtots'i Anvan Hin Dzeragreri Institut Matenadaran

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Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Mashtots'i Anvan Hin Dzeragreri Institut Matenadaran

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Institut Mesrop Machtots des anciens manuscrits Erivan, Arménie
  • Mashtotsʻi Anvan Hin Dzeṛagreri Institut Matenadaran (Erevan)
  • Maštoc`i Anvan Hin Dzeragreri Institut Matenadaran
  • Matenadaran
  • Matenadaran Mashtots Research Institute of Old Manuscripts

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

  • Mashtots`i Anvan Hin Dze?agreri Institut Matenadaran (VIAF)

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153334639 (Corporate)

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The Mashtots Matenadaran, an Institute of Scientific Research on Ancient Manuscripts, named after the immortal creation of the Armenian alphabet in 405 and founder of the Armenian school Mesrop Mashtots is situated on one of the north-west scenic hills of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. The collection of approximately 17,000 manuscripts includes almost every sphere of Armenian ancient and medieval science and culture. (UNESCO)

Matenadaran was founded by Mesrop Mashtots and Sahak Partev in 405, in royal settlement of Vagharshapat. In 1920 Matenadaran became national. In 1939 Matenadaran was replaced to Yerevan. The construction of the building by the project of Mark Grigoryan began in 1945, but in 1947-1953 it was stopped. In 1953 the construction was started again and in 1959 it was over. In the same year Matenadaran turned into a science-research institute and placed in the newly constructed building. From 1982 till 2008 the director of Matenadaran was the academician Sen Arevshatyan. Since 2008 Matenadaran is headed by doctor of philological science Hrachya Tamrazyan. (Yerevan Municipality)


The Matenadaran is located at Mashtots avenue, 53, in Erevan, Armenia. (Yerevan Municipality)

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US LCNAF n 80144915

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ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families



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This record was created by Anne-Marie Viola on July 17, 2013.



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