The 3D reconstruction of Dvin- an Armenian capital instrumental in the Silk Road trade
The architect and designer Ashot Ghazaryan has created a 3D model of Dvin; the ancient capital city of Armenia made for the documentary “Andin. Armenian Journey Chronicles” directed by Ruben Giney.
Dvin was one of the most ancient settlements of the Armenian Highland, traced back as far as the 3rd millennium BCE.
From the first half of the 4th century, Dvin was the primary residence of the Armenian Kings of the Arshakuny dynasty and the Holy See of the Armenian Church. The city grew rapidly reaching a population of over 100.000 becoming one of the most populous and wealthiest cities east of Constantinople.
Dvin quickly turned into a regional economic center, a meeting-point of trade routes from east and west. Six trade routes started from Dvin, which connected the city with Iran, Iraq, Assyria, the Byzantine Empire, and countries of the Mediterranean basin. It was one of the most important trade centers of its time and was instrumental in the Silk Road trade.