YEREVAN CHRONOLOGY

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2008


On December 13, the opening of the William Saroyan Monument at the adjacent area of the Mashtots Avenue and Moskovyan Street crossroad took place.


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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.

1933


The Opera and Ballet Theater launched with "Almast" opera, by Alexander Spendiarov.