Oshin Gandzaketsi – Son of Hetum – Founder of the Cilician Hetumid dynasty

Oshin Gandzaketsi, son of Hetum. In 1073, fleeing the persecution of the Seljuk Turks, he and his family moved to Cilicia from the village of Mayryats Jurk, which was located in the Artsakh region of Great Armenia (Northern Artsakh), establishing the Khetumid dynasty.

The ruler of Cilicia, Ablgarib Artsruni, presented to his friend Oshin the fortress Lambron, which had been recaptured from the Arabs. Lambron Fortress is an impregnable Armenian fortress-city in the Taurus mountains – Mountain Cilicia.

Sukias Torosyan Translation Art-A-Tsolum




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