Day archives: November 5th, 2018

The Town of Stepanavan – Armenia

The Town of Stepanavan - Armenia

Stepanavan is a beautiful city in the Armenian Lori Province. The area of present-day Stepanavan has been inhabited since ancient times. It has been a hub of early mining industry and metallurgy. Prehistoric sites in Stepanavan are dated back to the Stone Age. Stepanavan along with its surrounding areas was a part of the Armenian …

Marine Trade in the Cilician Kingdom

Marine Trade in the Cilician Kingdom

The existence of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia coincided with the time of the Crusades. Cilicia thereby could not remain aloof from the historical events taking place in the region. Cilician Armenia, being a Christian state, provided all possible support to the Crusaders in the eastern Mediterranean. On the European nautical charts-portolans, the Armenian kingdom …