Kingdoms of Armenia

After the fall of Urartu around 585 BC, the Satrapy of Armenia was ruled by the Armenian Orontid Dynasty, which governed the state in 585190 BC. Under the Orontids, Armenia during this era was a satrapy of the Persian Empire, and after its disintegration (in 330 BC), it became an independent kingdom. After the destruction…

Prehistoric Armenia

From the world’s oldest stone tools, 48,000 years-old human heart, the world’s first leather shoe up to the most ancient wine-making facility were found in the biblical land of Armenia. The Armenian civilization had its beginnings nearly 5,000 years ago. Armenia lies in the highlands surrounding the Biblical mountains of Ararat. The original Armenian name…