Hills of Ancient Artashat

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 15 March 2018
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The hills surrounding Khor Virap Monastery used to contain the important, early Armenian capital of ancient Artashat or "Artaxiasata." This city was built by Artaxias I (r. c. 200 - c. 160 BCE) — the founder of the Artaxiad dynasty — in c. 176 BCE.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, March 15). Hills of Ancient Artashat. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8352/hills-of-ancient-artashat/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Hills of Ancient Artashat." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 15, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8352/hills-of-ancient-artashat/.

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