There are only few modern cities in the world which are as old as Yerevan. In 2018 the city will celebrate its 2,800th anniversary. This ancient city was founded in 782 BC by the king of Ancient Urartu, Argishti I, who built a fortress on Arin-Berd Hill and named it Erebuni. That fortress its gave the name to the city that started growing around it. An ancient slab found by archeologists on that hill became the original birth certificate of the city. The cuneiform writing says: “With the help of great God Haldi tasr Argishti, the son of Menua constructed this powerful fortress and named it Erebuni”. It dates to 29 years before the founding of Rome.