Vem Radio presents the radio version of the book "Capital Cities of Armenia" by Sergey Vardanyan. In a series of broadcasts, on the basis of studies by Armenian and foreign historians, scientists, and archaeologists, as well as on testimonies of travel authors, the history of the capitals of Armenia is outlined.
The genuine history of Yerevan starts with the foundation of Erebuni fortress. To build Erebuni, Argishti the First brought 6600 war-prisoners from the country of Hittites and Sophene, who erected forged walls, temples and palaces, houses, and barracks on a hill. In the Armenian sources, Yerevan was first mentioned in the beginning of the 7th century in the "Book of Letters."