In the pre-Arab epoch Talin was a center of the dominion of Kamsrakan princes. Thanks to them, the Cathedral and the Mother of God Church both were built in the 7th century. 

In the 10th century Talin was an important trade town. Howeve, in the following years it became to decline more and more.
The Arab attacks (“Massacre of Talin’’ in the 8th c.), destructions by the Seljuks (1161-1162), the massacre by the Ottoman sultan Selim II (1514), the earthquake of 1840 and ravages of Soviet urbanization had devastating consequences for the city – they destroyed it completely!