The archaeological site of the city of Dvin
The archaeological site of the city of Dvin is part of the Tentative list of Armenia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
The archaeological site of the city of Dvin holds the remains of the capital of early medieval Armenia. Afterwards it became the residence of the governors of the Sassanid, Byzantine and Abbasid empires. Central to the city was the Cathedral of Saint Grigor.
Map of The archaeological site of the city of DvinLoad map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
Just returned from Armenia (July 2014), I doubt if alone it once will be inscribed. There is not much left from original city, just single stones of foundations, rest of columns, part of walls (layer of 3 to 4 stones maximum). It is still a excavation site so maybe they will discover something more spectacular in the future ? So far the most visible ruins are those of huge basilica, but it is nothing comparing to other well preserved churches in Armenia.
The site is easily reached from Sasunci David metro station in Yerevan (direct buses goes to Verin Dvin, if anyone wants to visit the site, ask the driver to drop you nearby - tell you want to see the museum or excavations - there is a one kilometer walk to the site. Visit free of charge, like the majority of other attractions in Armenia (including all UNESCO sites)
1995 Added to Tentative List
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