Vem Radio presents the radio version of the book "Capital Cities of Armenia" by Sergey Vardanyan. In a series of broadcasts, on the basis of studies by Armenian and foreign historians, scientists, and archaeologists, as well as on testimonies of travel authors, the history of the capitals of Armenia is outlined.
On the territory of Vagharshapat, there was a settlement even in the Stone Age. In the half of the second century, the Romans tried to conquer Armenia and make it a province of Rome. In the year 163, for the second time, Vagharshapat was declared the capital of Armenia by the Romans. The significance of Vagharshapat grew especially after the proclamation of Christianity as the state religion. The devotees of the new religion built the first Christian Cathedral of Armenia - Holy Etchmiadzin.