Ancient Sources About Artsakh As Part of Armenia – Part III

Ancient Sources About Artsakh III

Ashkharatsuyts (Geography, 7th Century). “Utik stretches along the entire length of the right bank of the Kur River from Gugark (Gogarene) to the confluence of Araks and Kur. But we will tell about the actual country of Albania, which is located between the great Kur River and the mountain Kakaz.”

Sebeos (7th century). “Vahram Chubin promised in the event of the overthrow of the Sassanids to restore the Armenian kingdom to its former extent, including ‘“the whole Armenian land of Kapkokha and up to the gates of Aghvan…”

Sebeos, p. 37.

Byzantine Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos mentioned Khachen-Artsakh as part of Armenia. The official letters of the Emperor to the Khachen and Sevord princes are addressed to “Armenia.”

“Foreign sources about Armenia and Armenians: Byzantine historians”, Bartikyan R.M, Yerevan 1970, p. 151.

“Towards the Study of the History of Caucasian Albania”, Hakobyan A.A., Muradyan P.M., Yuzbashyan K.N, 1987

Suhrab (Ibn Sarabiyun, 10th century). “… Overview of al-Kurr, a river in Inner Armenia. Its roots are in the mountain, near which [is] Bab al-Abvov in the country of al-Lahn. This river flows, spreading up until the city of Tiflis from its eastern side. Then, it goes to its confluence and flows into the sea of Dzhurdzhan.

Overview of the river Ar-Russ, a river in Outer Armenia. It begins on a mountain, which is between Khilat and Kalikai… It then flows and connects with the al-Kurr river at the confluence, and both rivers become one [stream]. The place where they both fall into the sea is not far from their confluence.”

“Book of Seven Climates of Wonders”, 1988, p. 117.

Read also: Ancient Sources About Artsakh as Part of Armenia, Part II

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