Armenian Alphabet Monument | Silk Road Armenia

Armenian Alphabet Monument

Armenian Alphabet Monument is located in the village of Artashavan, at the eastern side of the foot of Mt. Aragats. It was founded in 2005 dedicated to the 1600 anniversary of the creation of Armenian alphabet. The architect was famous Jim Torosyan. The monument is an interesting demonstration of stone carvings of 39 Armenian letters. The Armenian alphabet  was created in 405  by the famous scholar St. Mesrop Mashtots, an Armenian linguist and ecclesiastical leader.  Bible was the first book which was translated into Armenian and it made the preaching of Christianity much easier. Originally it contained 36 letters and 3 more letters were added in the middle ages.