The Kingdom of Sophene (Armenian: Cop'kh, Ancient Greek: Σωφηνή, romanized: Sōphēnē), was a Hellenistic-era political entity situated between ancient Armenia and Syria. Ruled by the Orontid dynasty, the kingdom was culturally mixed with Greek, Armenian, Iranian, Syrian, Anatolian and Roman influences. Founded around the 3rd century BC the kingdom maintained independence until c. 95 BC when the Artaxiad king Tigranes the Great conquered the territories as part of his empire. Attempts to restore the kingdom were briefly made in 66 BC and 54 AD. Sophene laid near medieval Kharput, which is present day Elazig.