Artashat Timeline

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  • c. 200 BCE - c. 160 BCE
    Reign of Artaxias I, founder of the Artaxiad dynasty in Armenia.
  • c. 188 BCE
    Artaxata replaces Erebuni as the Armenian capital.
  • 176 BCE
    Artashat (Artaxata) is made the new capital of Armenia by Artaxias I.
  • 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
    A Roman army led by Pompey the Great besieges Artashat in Armenia.
  • c. 34 BCE
    Roman general Mark Antony attacks Artashat in Armenia.
  • 58 CE
    The Roman general Corbulo captures the Armenian capital Artashat without a fight.
  • 166 CE
    A Roman army sacks the Armenia capital of Artashat.
  • 368 CE
    The Sasanian ruler Shapur II sacks the Armenian city of Artashat.
  • 562 CE
    Artashat in Armenia is confirmed as an official trading post between Persia and the Byzantine Empire.