YEREVAN CHRONOLOGY

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1603


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.




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1971


Yerevan Museum of Modern Art opened on Lenin Avenue (now Mastots avenue).

2020


During the large-scale war unleashed by Azerbaijan in 2020, the capital of Armenia, Yerevan was turned into a rear, providing assistance to the front.