Daroynk – Arhsakavan Near the Foot of Mount Ararat

Daroynk – Arhsakavan Near the Foot of Mount Ararat

Daroynk (Դարոյնք) or Arshakavan (Արշակավան) is a city-citadel at the southern foot of Mount Ararat at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. It was built in the 1st-4th centuries under the kings of the Arshakuni (Arsacid) dynasty. During the existence of the Kingdom of Van and presumably in the 8th century BC, the …

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