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Argishti the 1st

Sculptor: L. Tokmajyan

Architect: E. Baroyan

Material: Tufa, basalt

Year: 2002

Argishti I was the sixth known king of Urartu, reigning from 786 BC to 764 BC. He founded the fortress of Erebuni in 782 BC, which is the present capital of Armenia, Yerevan. Under him, the state reached the peak of its military-political power.The statue of King Argishti is located in the Erebuni district of Yerevan, in front of the Erebuni Museum.

Erebuni Square