It’s said that the first vehicle appeared in the city. It was brought from Tbilisi. Name of the first driver was Vardan, although in the city he was known as Mashti.
7TH CENTURY BC
Karmir Blur was the capital of the Transcaucasian provinces of the ancient kingdom of Urartu. The whole area was under development. Irrigation canals were dug, artificial storage ponds were created, and Teyshebayini fortress on Karmir Blur (Red Hill) was founded.