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Location: Armenia         Length: 18 min

This documentary chronicles the discovery of an ancient Armenian city built by Tigran the Great (140-55 BC) in the First Century BC. Founded as the new capital of the Armenian Empire with the intention of securing a central position inside the borders of the growing empire, it was built on territory traditionally Armenian but claimed today by both Armenia and Azerbaijan. Under the rule of Tigran the Great, the Armenian Empire extended from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean and became, for a short time, the strongest state east of the Roman Empire.

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A film by Zareh Tjeknavorian

A presentation of Yerkir Union and Naregatsi Film Center

Copyright 2007 by Zareh Tjeknavorian

Armenian History (ArmenianHistory.info)

Nagorno-Karabakh War (Wikipedia)

Naregatsi Art Institute

Tigranakert (Wikipedia)

Tigran the Great (Armenian-history.com)

Tigranes the Great (Wikipedia)