#Erebuni fortress is an archeological monument located in the capital of Armenia, #Yerevan, on Arin Berd hill and the Erebuni Historical-Archaeological Reserve-Museum is one of the important centers of urartian studies in our region.
The remains of the fortress city of Erebuni are preserved here. It was built in BC. 782 by #Argishti I, one of the most powerful kings of the urartian empire, who, according to the Khorkhorian Protocol, resettled 6600 soldiers here. The first excavations were carried in 1879. The first cuneiform was discovered from the hill. Regular excavations of Erebuni fortress began in 1950. The cuneiform inscription found in the very first year shows that this fortress was built by king Argishti I in the fifth year of his reign BC. In 782, it was renamed Erebuni (Erbuni). The first mature cuneiform inscription.”By the greatness of the Khald god Argishti, the son of Menua, built this impregnable fortress and named it the city of Erebuni, to the strength of the terrible enemies of the land of #Biyana.” Argishti says։ The land was deserted, I did great things here. By the greatness of the Khald god Argishti, the son of Menua, the mighty king, the king of the land of #Biyana, the lord of the city of Tushpa.