See also:ancient and ruined Armenian city, in
See also:government Erivan, situated at an altitude of 4390 ft., between the Arpa-chai (Harpasus) and a deep
See also:ravine . In 961 it became the capital of the Bagratid
See also:kings of Armenia, and when yielded to the
See also:Byzantine emperor (1046) it . was a populous city, known traditionally as the " city with the
See also:tool churches." It was taken eighteen years later by the Seljuk
See also:Turks, five times by the Georgians between 1125 and 1209, in 1239 by the
See also:Mongols, and its ruin was completed by an
See also:earth-quake in 1319 . It is still surrounded by a
See also:wall partly in ruins, and amongst the remains are a " patriarchal "
See also:church finished in Ioto, two other churches, both of the 11th century, a
See also:fourth built in 1215, and a palace of large
See also:size . See Brosset,
See also:Les Ruines d'
See also:Ani (186o-1861) .
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