Battle of Karasounk

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Battle of Karasounk
Date 863
Location Araxes
Result Decisive Armenian victory
Muslim Emirs Armenia Armenia
Commanders and leaders
? Prince Ashot
80,000 40,000
Casualties and losses
? ?

The Battle of Karasounk, i.e. the Forty, took place in 863 when some Muslim emirs attacked Armenia, defended by Prince Ashot Bagratouni with, according to reports, 40,000 men. The Armenians defeated the 80,000 Muslims decisively on the shores of the Araxes.[1]


  1. ^ F. Macler, Armenia, The Kingdom of the Bagratides, The Cambridge Ancient History, vol. IV, p. 158