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200 BCE - 14 CE: The Artaxiad dynasty rules in Armenia.
200 BCE - 160 BCE: Reign of Artaxias I, founder of the Artaxiad dynasty in Armenia.
176 BCE: Artashat (Artaxata) is made the new capital of Armenia by Artaxias I.
95 BCE - 56 BCE: Reign of Tigranes II, king of Armenia.
94 BCE: Armenia king Tigranes II annexes the kingdom of Sophene.
87 BCE: Armenian king Tigranes II sacks Ecbatana, the Parthian royal summer residence.
85 BCE: Armenian king Tigranes II begins to use the title "King of Kings".
83 BCE: Armenian king Tigranes II founds a new capital at Tigranocerta (aka Tigranakert).
69 BCE: Licinius Lucullus leads a Roman army which defeats Armenian king Tigranes II and his capital Tigranocerta is captured. Artashat becomes the capital again.
66 BCE: Pompey the Great attacks the Armenian kingdom of Tigranes II and makes it a Roman protectorate.
56 BCE - 34 BCE: Reign of Armenian king Artavasdes II.
53 BCE: Roman general Marcus Licinius Crassus compels Armenia to provide troops for his campaigns against Parthia.
34 BCE: Roman general Mark Antony attacks Armenia. The Armenian king Artavasdes II is taken captive to Alexandria.
30 BCE: Arteses (Artashes) II is made king of Armenia by the Parthians.
20 BCE: Roman emperor Augustus makes Tigranes III king of Armenia.
6 CE - 12 CE: Reign of Tigran V, last Artaxiad king of Armenia.