The territories of the kingdom of Van, ruined in the first quarter of the 6th century BC, were united with the all-Armenian state of the Yervandids. In 550 BC, Armenia appeared under the rule of the Achemenid Persia and was divided into two satrapies governed by a Yervandid. In 331 BC, the Achemenid Empire collapsed after the victory of Alexander the Great in the battle of Gaugamela. Armenia became independent, split into two kingdoms: Greater Armenia (Mets Hayk) and Lesser Armenia (Pokr Hayk). [...]