Mus is a metropolis and the provincial capital of Mus Province in Turkey. The former Armenian Catholic eparchy is now a titular see. The date of basis of Mush is unknown, although a agreement is believed to had been around by the point of Menua, the king of Urartu, whose cuneiform inscription was determined inside the town's vicinity. During the Middle Ages, Mush became the middle of the Taron place of Armenia. Its is first cited as a city in Armenian manuscripts of the 9th and 10th centuries.
In the late 8th century Mush, together with the Taron place, got here below manage of the Armenian Bagratid dynasty, who reconquered it from the Arabs. Mush and the Taron area became captured and annexed to the Byzantine Empire in 969. After the 11th century, the metropolis turned into ruled via Islamic dynasties including the Ahlatshahs, Ayyubids, Ilkhanids and Kara Koyunlu. In the 10th -13th centuries Mush advanced into a primary town with an predicted population of 20 to 25 thousand people.
In 1387 the central Asian ruler Timur crossed the place and reputedly captured Mush city with out a battle. Later the Akkoyunlu dominated the location and within the 16th the Ottomans took manage over the town and region inside the 16th century from the Persian Safavids. Mush remained part of the Ottoman Empire until the early 20th century and for the duration of these instances retained a massive Armenian populace. In 1821 a Persian invasion reached Mush.