Armenia's Smbataberd Fortress

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 21 November 2017

Situated between a narrow mountain top, the Smbataberd Fortress (or "castle"), located in southeastern Armenia, is shielded by the Artabuynk and Yeghegis canyons in the west, south, and east. It flourished as a military fortress from the 5th-17th century CE.



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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