Moxoene

The Kingdom of Moxoene, alongside Gordyene and Zabdicene, was a Carduchian [1] dynasty in today’s Van.

Moks Region

Moks (Kurdish:Miks, Armenian:Մոկք/Mogg) is a historical region to the south-west of Van Lake. It’s located in the mountains of the southeastern Taurus.

There are different two different views about the exact location of the Moks regions. Most of the sources suggest that it is Bahçesaray (Miks in Kurdish) district [2][][] in Van province while some others mention the city of Muş.[][]

Moks bordered the Lake Van in the north, Corduene in the south, Mardastan in the east and Arzanene in the west.

References

  1. Cyril Toumanoff,Introduction to Christian Caucasian History II: Status and Dynasties of the Formative Period, Traditio, Vol. XVII (New York: Fordham University Press, 1961). pp. 31–32.

Related Pages

KURDISH HISTORY  |  KURDISH STATES IN HISTORY