Ruins of Amberd Fortress in Armenia

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 19 February 2018
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These are the ruins of Amberd Fortress in Aragatsotn Province in what's present-day Armenia. The fortress was founded in the 7th century CE, while Armenia was ruled by the Kamsarakan princes. The Pahlavuni, Zakaryan, Vachutyan noble families also controlled the fortress until it was finally abandoned in the 13th century CE during an invasion by Timur (r. 1370-1405 CE).

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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, February 19). Ruins of Amberd Fortress in Armenia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8149/ruins-of-amberd-fortress-in-armenia/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Ruins of Amberd Fortress in Armenia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 19, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8149/ruins-of-amberd-fortress-in-armenia/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Ruins of Amberd Fortress in Armenia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Feb 2018. Web. 22 Sep 2021.