Matenadaran is a museum of old manuscripts and documents. It is an ancient manuscript repository located in the center of Yerevan. In front of the building there is the statue of Mesrop Mashtots the creator of Armenian alphabet and his pupils. On the wall it is written the first sentence translated into Armenian from the Holy Bible. The Matenadaran is in possessiom of a collection of nearly 1700 manuscripts and 30.000 other documents which cover a wide array of subjects such as historiography, geography, philosophy, grammar, art history and science.