The opening of the David of Sassoun statue (sculptor Yervand Kochar) took place in the square near the railway station.
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.