World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Arsamosata

Article Id: WHEBN0004071387
Reproduction Date:

Title: Arsamosata  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Xerxes of Armenia, Historical regions of Armenia, Zariadres, History of Armenia, Manuel the Armenian
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Arsamosata

Arsamosata (Armenian: Արշամաշատ, Aršamašat) was a city in Armenian Sophene near the Euphrates. It was founded by King Arsames I of the Orontid Dynasty in the 3rd century BC. It was left and destroyed in the 1st century BC. In the Middle Ages it was called Ashmushat.

The city has been identified with the modern Kharput (Elazığ) . It has also been identified as the abandoned settlement site known as Haraba, located some 60 km east of Elazig.[1] Much of that site now lies submerged under the waters of the Keban dam. It is not to be confused with Samosata.

Notes

  1. ^ T. A. Sinclair, "Eastern Turkey, an Architectural and Archaeological survey, volume 3, pages 112-115.


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.