On 27 September 2004, Yerevan adopted an anthem, "Erebuni-Yerevan", written by Paruyr Sevak and composed by Edgar Hovhanisyan.
It was selected in a competition for a new anthem and new flag that would best represent the city.
After two decades, archaeologist Sandro Sardarian resumed the excavations starting from 1958 until 1983.
Argishti says, "The land was a desert, before the great works I accomplished upon it.
By the greatness of Khaldi, Argishti, son of Menua, is a mighty king, king of Biainili, and ruler of Tushpa." [Van].
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 inscriptit in the upper part.
The emblem is a rectangular shield with a blue border.
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.
The first excavations at the Shengavit historical site was conducted between 19 under the guidance of archaeologist Yevgeny Bayburdyan.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 ancient kingdom of Urartu was formed in the 9th century BC in the basin of Lake Van of the Armenian Highland, including the territory of modern-day Yerevan.King Arame was the founder of the kingdom, that was one of the most developed states of its age.The lion is portrayed on the orange background with blue edging.