Excavations of Dvin
Excavations of the once existed city - Dvin fortress, located at a distance of 35 km from the modern Yerevan, started in 1937 and helped restore multiple gaps in the development of Armenian medieval culture. Dvin originated in the IV century, has grown rapidly, occupying a vast territory, and turned on while in the capital of Armenia.
It was built by the king's palace, the cathedral, the palace of the Catholicos. At the same time it was a town of skilled artisans: weavers, carpet weavers, gunsmiths, potters, blacksmiths, trade flourished here. The city has existed for over 10 centuries, in the XIII century Mongol hordes practically destroyed it, killing most of the inhabitants. The survivors moved to other places, the city gradually went into oblivion. Thanks to the excavations carried out at the moment, you can see the ruins of the palace of the rulers of the country, workshops, pottery, ruins of residences, the palace of the Catholicos, basilica church, and other objects that give an idea of the far-gone times.