Armenian Alphabet Monument | Silk Road Armenia

Armenian Alphabet Monument

As you might know, Armenia has its own alphabet. It was created by Mesrop Mashtots in the year 405 AD and it consists of 38 really beautiful letters. 1600 years later a monument commemorating the unique alphabet was made. Carved letters and the statue of Mesrop Mashtots now stand proudly in the middle of nowhere, on the side of the road north from Yerevan, connecting the capital with Vanadzor, Alaverdi, and Georgia. It is such a quirky place to visit, after all not every day you can see beautiful but giant letters strewn around on the field and nothing else around.