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Bitlis

facts in brief

Part of Olfert Dapper map, 1702
Part of Olfert Dapper map, 1702




Facts in brief:

Captured by Muslim Arabs during rule of caliph Umar 7th cen.; passed through control of Arab dynasties, Armenians, Byzantiness, Persian Il-Khans & Mongols until Kurdish dynasty established 1300s; occupied by Russians in WW I.

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