Kingdom of Sophene

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Sophene shown as part of the Armenian Empire.

The Kingdom of Sophene (Armenian: Ծոփքի Թագավորութուն) was an ancient Armenian kingdom.[1] Found sometime around the 3rd century B.C. the kingdom stayed independent until 90's B.C. when Tigranes the great conquered these territories as part of his empire.

Origin[change | change source]

The first records show that it was part of Urartu, later it became a province of the Armenian Kingdom around 600 BC.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Toumanoff, Cyril(1963) Studies in Christian Caucasian History, Georgetown University Press