The fourth place to visit in Yerevan is Matenadaran. This is the Institute of Ancient Manuscripts named after St. Mesrop Mashtots. The Institute was created on the basis of the collection of manuscripts of the Echmiadzin Monastery. The beginning of the collection dates back to the 5th century. The Matenadaran repository contains more than 17 thousand ancient manuscripts and more than 100 thousand ancient archival documents. In addition to Armenian manuscripts (11,230 full and 2,200 fragmentary), more than 3,000 manuscripts in Russian, Hebrew, Latin, Arabic, Syriac, Greek, Georgian, Indian, Japanese and Persian are also stored here. The museum’s storehouse also holds 2,281 old-printed books which were publushed until 1800. This museum will help You to get closer with the fascinating and long history of Armenia.