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Ararat: The Ancient Kingdom of Armenia

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Between the years 1300 and 600 B.C. the virile kingdom of Ararat rose to be a large empire, M. Chahin writes, which long held the Assyrians at bay.

The existence of the Kingdom of Ararat, or Urartu, was unknown until the year 1823 when a French scholar, J. Saint-Martin, chanced upon a passage in the ‘History of Armenia’ by Movses Khorenatzi (Moses of Khorene), the Armenian historian of the sixth century A.D., which aroused his curiosity.


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