A traveller interested in exploring different cultures, their history and art should visit this tiny country which is situated in between East and West and the name of which is Armenia.
First time Arminiya as the name of a country and Armina as the name of the nation is mentioned in a cuneiform inscription of Persian king Dareh 1 th (522-486 B.C.), and in the 5 century B.C. Armenia for the first time appear on a Babylonian World map.
Armenia frequently is called an open-air museum. Over 5,000 monuments, all the way from prehistoric cave paintings, stonehenges
(karahunj in Armenian), irrigational systems and fortresses to Medieval monasteries and secular buildings and khachkars which survived to our days are scattered all over modern Armenia.
The English poet Byron wrote "there is no other land in the world so full of wonders as the land of Armenians…”
To mention just a few of these wonders: Garni temple of the 1st Hellenistic period (1 century A.D), Edjmiadzin monastery built
after the adoption of Christianity in 301, St. Hripsime church th th (7 century), Zvartnots (7 century), Geghard monastery carved in rock (13 century),etc…