The civilizational endowment of Armenia to the Great Silk Road was determined by the export of its own materials and products, importation of goods, their conveyance to other countries, partaking in international money circulation, maintenance and shield of trade pathways.
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Great Armenia, which included Sofena, Little Armenia, and from the 1st century BC, part of Cilicia, at the junction of commerce passages between the West and the East, initially occupied an advantageous geographical position, which contributed to the upgrowth of political, cultural and economic bonds with the countries of the Ancient World.
Having a developed economy, Armenian kings entered into political alliances with neighboring states, promoted trade and economic ties, cultural ties with countries of Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Numerous manuscripts and archaeological research have revealed evidence of a highly developed civilization in the Armenian Highlands: Great Armenia was on a par with advanced civilizations and ancient peoples.
In Artashat, Tigranakert, Antioch were found chariots, inlaid daggers, spears, household utensils, bronze bracelets, carnelian beads, ceramics, gold jewelry, precious stones, coins, including the Tigran the Great.