Carcathiocerta

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Carcathiocerta (Armenian: Կարկաթիոկերտ, Karkatiokert or Արկաթիակերտ, Arkatiakert. Ancient Greek: Καρκαθιόκερτα, Karkathiokerta) was a city in Armenian Sophene near the Tigris, identified with the modern city of Eğil. It was the first capital of Sophene until Arsames I founded the new capital Arshamshat around 230 BCE.

Strabo in his Geography, calls it "The royal city of Sophene".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strabo, Geography, Book 11, Chapter 14.3