Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, is one of
the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. Yerevan's history dates back to the founding of the fortress of Erebuni in 782 BC.

Photos of Yerevan's lanterns were taken in October 1975 and kept on slides. When several years ago we started scanning slides, we found that many of them have deteriorated, some even ruined, so quality of the pictures is not very good.

When it was possible, we checked the locations with Google Street View and put information in the photo caption about present conditions or existence of the lantern. A lantern's caption is marked with (?) if we could not confirm its status. If there is no note, it means that the lantern exists and has not changed.

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Victory Bridge over Nizhne-Razdanskiy Canal.
Google 2018: Different Glass Shades.

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Opera Theatre, 54 Tumanyan St.
Torchiere, Stairs at the main Entrance.
Google 2018: Torchiere no longer exists.

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Torchiere, location unknown (?).

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Yerevan Brandy Company, founded in 1887.
2 Admiral Isakov Ave; Building 1953.
1/2. Gates Lantern (?).
2/2. Google, Photo by O.V.Maximenko, 2005.

Lantern is similar to photo 1/2.


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Torchiere at Khachatur Abovyan Square (?).
Google 2018: Torchiere not found.

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Lantern at the Entrance to
the former Electrotechnical College (?) .
Google 2018: College and Lantern not found.

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Lanterns at the Entrance to Restaurant "Vaagi" (?).
Google 2018: Lanterns not found.

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Etchmiadzin located in the city of Vagharshapat.
Cathedral Built in 5th century.
Courtyard Light Post.
Etchmiadzin located about 20km
west of Yerevan.

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Geghard Monastery, founded in 4th century.
Main Chapel built in 1215.
Fence Lanterns (?).
Google 2018: lanterns not found.
Geghard Monastery located about 40km
east of Yerevan