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EGIN (Armenian Agn, " the spring ")

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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 17 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EGIN (Armenian Agn, " the spring "), an important town in the Mamuret el-Aziz vilayet of Asiatic Turkey (altitude 3300 ft.). Pop. about 20,000, fairly equally divided between Armenian Christians and Moslems. It is picturesquely situated in a theatre of lofty, abrupt rocks, on the right bank of the western Euphrates, which is crossed by a wooden bridge. The stone houses stand in terraced gardens and orchards, and the streets are mere rock ladders. Egin was settled by Armenians who emigrated from Van in the Iith century with Senekherim. On the 8th of November 1895 and in the summer of 1896 many Armenians were massacred here. (D. G. H.)
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Turkish mean of "E─čin" is a "back" and "ridge". This town was civilized by Seljuk Turks in 1071. This town's new name is "Kemaliye".
The area was "civilized" by Armenians long before the Seljuk Turks arrived.
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