Day archives: July 21st, 2021

Aurelius Bakur – King of Great Armenia – Founder of Baku

Aurelius Bakur - King of Great Armenia - Founder of Baku

City of Baku is actually an ancient Armenian city designated by Aurelius Pacorus or Bakur, an Armenian King, who reigned between 161-163 CE. He is known from a Greek funeral inscription in Rome as a dedication from him in the memory of his brother Aurelius Merithates. In the inscription dedication Pacorus describes himself as:Αύρήλιος Πάκορος …

Baku was named after the Armenian king Bakur

Baku was named after the Armenian king Bakur

Baku is the ancient city of Armenia, which was called Bakurakert. 80 years ago, only every fifth resident of Baku was Azerbaijani. Until the middle of the 20th century, Christians made up the majority of Baku’s population. Few people know, but the modern capital of Azerbaijan has never been an Azerbaijani city. The city is …