The Roman Recognition of Trdat I

The Roman Recognition of Trdat I – The Establishment of the Armenian Arsacid Dynasty

We possess limited data of the rule of Trdat I (Tiridates I), which is remarkable for the restoration of Artashat, as well as large-scale construction throughout Armenia. One of the built structures, the Garni Fortress, bears the Greek inscription of Trdat I: “King Helios Trdat reigned in Greater Armenia. On the 11th year of his …

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