ON THE GENETIC IDENTITY OF ARMANUM WITH ARMENIA
The earliest evidence of the toponyms of Armenia are cuneiform inscriptions dating back to the 3rd – 1st millennia BC, the most ancient of which are the Akkadian sources. They have been in the centre of the researchers’ attention studying the localizations of toponyms and ethnonyms. In this respect different opinions have been suggested in historiography concerning localization of the toponym Armanum, which concentrate around three regions: (a) in the south-west of the Armenian Highland, (b) to the west of the Euphrates and (c) in Northern Mesopotamia.
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