King of Kings Dikran (Tigranes) conquered Sophene, recovered seventy valleys, probably in Media Atropatene, which had been the price paid to Parthia for his accession. He subjugated Atropatene, Adiabene, and Gordyne. He raided Media, subordinated Commagne and Osrhoene (Mesopatamia), and took over Syria as far as Egypt. Dikran also conquered Phoenicia and Cilicia. By 70 B.C. he was perceived in Judea as a potential threat. Judean queen, Alexandria, won him over with gifts and treaties. His armies included Armenians, Arabs, and soldiers from Gordyne, Media, Adiabene, Albania, and Iberia. (“The Armenians” by A.E. Redgate).

King of Kings Dikran (Tigranes) conquered Sophene, recovered seventy valleys, probably in Media Atropatene, which had been the price paid to Parthia for his accession. He subjugated Atropatene, Adiabene, and Gordyne. He raided Media, subordinated Commagne and Osrhoene (Mesopatamia), and took over Syria as far as Egypt. Dikran also conquered Phoenicia and Cilicia. By 70 B.C. he was perceived in Judea as a potential threat. Judean queen, Alexandria, won him over with gifts and treaties. His armies included Armenians, Arabs, and soldiers from Gordyne, Media, Adiabene, Albania, and Iberia. (“The Armenians” by A.E. Redgate).

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