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Mesrop Mashtots' Tomb


James Blake Wiener
published on 16 October 2017
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The tomb of St. Merop Mashtots (c. 362-440 CE) lies within a chapel in Oshakan, Armenia. Mashtots is credited as the inventor of the Armenia alphabet around 405 CE. In addition to being a linguist and theologian, he was also a statesman, hymnologist. Mashtots is additionally credited as the inventor of the Caucasian Albanian alphabet.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, October 16). Mesrop Mashtots' Tomb. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Wiener, James Blake. "Mesrop Mashtots' Tomb." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 16, 2017.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Mesrop Mashtots' Tomb." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 16 Oct 2017. Web. 13 Apr 2021.

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