Dvin (Rose City)

Dvin was a large commercial city and the capital of early medieval Armenia. It was situated north of the previous ancient capital of Armenia, the city of Artaxata, along the banks of the Metsamor River, 35 km to the south of modern Yerevan. The site of the ancient city is currently not much more than a large hill located between modern Hnaberd (just off the main road through Hnaberd) and Verin Dvin. Systematic excavations at Dvin that have proceeded since 1937 have produced an abundance of materials, which have shed light into the Armenian culture of the 5th to the 13th centuries.

When we visited Dvin, we noticed that too many houses are decorated with flowers, mostly roses. We asked an old woman why this is so common in Dvina. She replied that homeowners decorate the entrance of their home in this way from the threshold of the house have respect for all guests.


Dvin (Rose City)


Weather in Dvin (Rose City)

Month Low/High Precip
November 0° / 12° 13%
December -6° / 3° 14%
January -9° / 0° 17%
February -6° / 5° 17%
March 1° / 13° 16%
April 7° / 19° 21%
May 11° / 23° 22%
June 15° / 29° 15%
July 19° / 31° 9%
August 20° / 32° 4%
September 14° / 27° 6%
October 9° / 19° 15%