Armenia: The Cradle of Civilization

The Ancient Armenia

Armenia is a country with ancient history and rich culture. In fact, it is one of the oldest

countries in the world. Scientific research, numerous archaeological findings and old

manuscripts prove that the Armenian Highlands are the very Cradle of Civilization.

The Historical Armenia

The current Republic of Armenia makes up only a small part of what the historical

lands used to hold. Armenians are native to the land of the Armenian Highlands

which covers over 400,000 square km.

Since prehistoric times, the territory of Armenia has been populated by different tribes.

The first evidence of human settlement in Armenia dates back to 90,000 BC.

Further findings in caves and stone inscriptions are a proof of human settlement in

Armenia through Paleolithic period.

Throughout the 4th-1st centuries B.C. Armenia was the only country in the East that

independently adopted certain elements of Hellenistic civilization without the G

reek-Macedonian intervention. Hellenistic theater, arts and culture were popularly

accessed by the Armenian elite. Armenia was also full of multinational and self-governing

towns around that time.