On April 10,1866, the second female school after St. Gayane was opened in Yerevan.

It was a theological seminary created with the aim of instillation of religious moral among teenagers.

On August 31, 1879, on the decision of the Synod, the seminary was re-arranged into a secondary school with three grades.

The school was located in a comfortable premise in the courtyard of St Poghos-Petros church.



In 1902, the first railway line passed through Erivan, connecting it with Alexandropol (present-day Gyumri) and Tiflis.


The Safavid army then laid siege to Yerevan on 15 November. The Persian army of Shah Abbas I conquered the Yerevan fortress after 9 months of siege, whereas the other towns of the Eastern Caucasus surrendered to the Shah with practically no resistance. Hundreds of thousands of Armenians, including residents of Yerevan, were taken captive and sent to Persia.