Dvin was one of the earliest settlements of the Armenian Highland as far back as the 3rd millennium BC. In the 5th century, Dvin was the royal domain of the Armenian Arsacid kings and the Holy See of the Armenian Church. From the beginning of the 8th century, during the Arab rule, Dvin was the centre of the administrative unit “Arminia”, a city of flourishing crafts, full of goods and brisk trading. Armenian and foreign written sources call Dvin, with a multi-national population of about 100,000 [...]