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Zabdicene or Bezabde was a Carduchian[1] principality in southeastern Anatolia, in central Kurdistan. It was located west of Ake, southwest of Anjewaci and north of Adiabene.

Zabdicene was considered a significant Roman stronghold. In 360 it was subject to an invasion by Shapur II. [2]

The principality declined by the mid-fifth century.


  1. ^ C. Toumanoff, Introduction to Christian Caucasian History II: Status and Dynasties of the Formative Period, Traditio, Vol. XVII, pp.1–107, 1961, Fordham University Press, New York. (see p.31-32-49)
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