Ardashir Orontid

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Ardashir Orontid
King of Armenia
Reign Second half of the 5th century BC
Predecessor Hidarnes III
Successor Orontes Satrap
Dynasty Orontid Dynasty

Ardashir Orontid (Armenian: Արտաշիր) Armenian King of Orontid Dynasty reigning in the second half of 5th century BC.

One of rare memories about Ardashir was that before his death he gathered his sons and told them that the duty of every king of the Orontid Dynasty is to build of at least one water channel, which would last for centuries, but he hadn't manage to build one, so he left all his fortune to his sons for them to build them for him.[1]


  1. ^ Khachatri︠a︡n, Aĭsh (2006). 141 Kings of the Armenians. Erevan: Amaras. ISBN 978-99930-1-192-7