About 110 ancient Armenian inscriptions have been found on the Sinai Peninsula. The protocols of the 5th century testify that Armenians loved to travel all over the world from the very beginning. According to Michael Stone, a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “the number and distribution of Armenian writings are amazing. Judging by the writing in graffiti, Armenians were one of the most active groups of Christians in Sinai. However, not only the number of protocols is amazing, but also the age”. The oldest Armenian inscription in Western Armenia dates back to 490 AD in Tekora, southeast of Kars. One of the oldest surviving manuscripts from King Mlke is the so-called Gospel, dating from 862 BC. However, a tombstone found under the basilica in Nazareth, where Jesus grew up, contains an Armenian script dating back to 447 BC.