Fortress of Garni


The Garni Fortress is located twenty-eight kilometers from Yerevan, on a hill southwest of the village in Abovian region. It takes its name from an inscription discovered in Garni and traced back to the king’s Argichti that shows information that the region was called “Giarniani”.

In Armenia the central area of the Garni fortress has been since its founding one of the most important places for the Armenian culture.

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