Sites & cities that bear the name of Tigranocerta


Today in : Turkey
First trace of activity : 83 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 14th century C.E
Recorded names : Τιγρανόκερτα, Tigranόkerta, Tigranakert, Tigranokert, Տիգրանակերտ, Dikranagerd, Cholimma, Chlomaron

Description : Tigranocerta (Greek: Τιγρανόκερτα, Tigranόkerta; Tigranakert (Armenian: Տիգրանակերտ)) was the capital of the Armenian Kingdom. It bore the name of Tigranes the Great, who founded the city in the first century BC. The name of the city means "made by Tigran", and was possibly located near present-day Silvan or nearby Arzan (Arzn, in the Armenian province of Arzanene or Aghdznik), east of Diyarbakır, Turkey. It was one of four cities in historic Armenia named Tigranakert. The others were located in Nakhichevan, Artsakh and Utik.

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