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 βασιλεύς μεγάλης Άρμενίας or from the Greek translationAurelius Pacorus King of Greater Armenia.

By Setyan Vahan

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