Crimea Was Known as “Large Armenia”

Crimea Was Known as “Large Armenia” in the 2nd Millennium BC

The first accounts of Armenians in Crimea date back to the 8th century. Back then, Crimea has been under the rule of the Byzantine Empire, and Armenians have been moving there from numerous Byzantine cities. During the 11th-12th centuries, offensives of nomadic Seljuk Turks in the Caucasus forced the inhabitants of the region to relocate …

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