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Stone Age settlement at the spot evolved into a Bronze Age & Urartian fortress that protected Armenia's rulers, most famously during the Roman and Christian eras, when the current castle was built, expanded and rebuilt over successive periods.

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How to reach

Amberd is about 1 hour north of Yerevan, on Mt. Aragats. Take the M-1 highway north past Ashtarak, then take the Biurakan exit and follow our signs marking the way to the site. From the highway it is about 24.9 km to the complex.