The original writing of the inscription read «er-bu-ni»; therefore the prominent Armenianologist-orientalist Prof. While looking in the direction of Yerevan, after the ark had landed on Mount Ararat and the flood waters had receded, Noah is believed to have exclaimed, "Yerevats! The seal of the city is a crowned lion on a pedestal with the inscription "Yerevan." The lion's head is turned backwards while it holds a scepter using the right front leg, the attribute of power and royalty.
The symbol of eternity is on the breast of the lion with a picture of Ararat in the upper part.
It has been the capital since 1918, the thirteenth in the history of Armenia, and the seventh located in or around the Ararat plain.
The emblem is a rectangular shield with a blue border.
On 27 September 2004, Yerevan adopted an anthem, "Erebuni-Yerevan", written by Paruyr Sevak and composed by Edgar Hovhanisyan.
The territory of Yerevan has been inhabited settled approximately during the 2nd half of the 4th millennium BC.
The southern part of the city -currently known as Shengavit- has been populated since at least 3200 BC, during the period of Kura–Araxes culture of the early Bronze Age.
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As of 2011 As elements of the Urartian language blended with that of the Armenian one, the name eventually evolved into Yerevan (Erebuni = Erevani = Erevan = Yerevan).
Scholar Margarit Israelyan notes these changes when comparing inscriptions found on two cuneiform tablets at Erebuni: v). Ghapantsian justly objected, remarking that the Urartu b changed to v at the beginning of the word (Biani Early Christian Armenian chroniclers attributed the origin of the name Yerevan to a derivation from an expression exclaimed by Noah, in Armenian. The principal symbol of Yerevan is Mount Ararat, which is visible from any area in the capital.
The flag includes the three colours of the Armenian National flag.
The lion is portrayed on the orange background with blue edging.
The first excavations at the Shengavit historical site was conducted between 19 under the guidance of archaeologist Yevgeny Bayburdyan.