Vem Radio presents the radio version of the book "Capital Cities of Armenia" by Sergey Vardanyan. In a series of broadcasts, on the basis of studies by Armenian and foreign historians, scientists, and archaeologists, as well as on testimonies of travel authors, the history of the capitals of Armenia is outlined.
In 884 or 885, the Armenian nobles coronated Ashot Bagratuni. The newly established Bagratid Kingdom needed to have its capital city. Despite the fact that the capital city of the Arsacids, Dvin, was one of the biggest cities of Armenia, it was always under the threat of attacks by Atropatene. The Bagratids chose impregnable Bagaran on the right bank of the Akhuryan river as the capital city.