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Yeghegnadzor
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Yeghegnadzor

Yeghegnadzor is a town located 122 km southeast of Yerevan on the right bank of the Arpa River. The city and its surrounding region have gone through several name changes over the centuries. Historically the town is located in the Vayots Dzor region of the Siunik province, which was later given the foreign name Daralaguiaz. [...]

Persian rule in eastern Armenia (until 1828 A.D.)

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While in the 13th century the Armenians prospered in the Cilician Kingdom, those living in Greater Armenia witnessed the invasion of the Mongols. Later, in the 16th and 17th centuries, Armenia was divided between the Ottoman Empire and Safavid Iran. With the annexation of the Armenian plateau, the Armenians lost all vestiges of an independent [...]

Battle for faith

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The conversion to Christianity was inevitably to bring in its wake complications of a political nature and to arouse grave anxieties in neighboring Persia. The Sassanian Persians took advantage of Armenia’s inner weakness and launched a campaign to stamp out Christianity there and replace it with Mazdaism. Under this common threat, the princes, nobility and [...]

Persian Rule

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In the 6th century Urartu fell to the Medes, but not long after, the Persian conquest of the Medes, led by Cyrus the Great, displaced them. Persia ruled over Armenia from the 6th century until the 4th century B.C. Its culture and Zoroastrian religion greatly influenced the spiritual life of the Armenian people who absorbed [...]