Important Port

In the 14th century the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia was one of the few places where merchants from Europe could trade with the East without the threat of Memluke and other Muslim attacks. The main Armenian port was Ayas. Marco Polo, who stopped at the Armenian at the port city on his way to China, talked about the prosperity of the city around the busy port.

In the 14th century the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia was one of the few places where merchants from Europe could trade with the East without the threat of Memluke and other Muslim attacks. The main Armenian port was Ayas. Marco Polo, who stopped at the Armenian at the port city on his way to China, talked about the prosperity of the city around the busy port.

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