Day archives: January 23rd, 2021

Shirakavan – Capital Of Bagratid Armenia

Shirakavan – Capital Of Bagratid Armenia

In the 9th century, Shirakavan (Շիրակավան) was the capital of the Armenian kingdom of the Bagratids and remained so for 40 years. In the 9th century, the Bagratids managed to conquer Armenia from the Arab Caliphate. In 885, Ashot I Bagratuni acceded to the throne, and both the Caliph and the Byzantine emperor were forced …