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Tournefort, Joseph Pitton de. "Teflis. Capital de Georgia. "

Caucasus. Georgia. Svaneti. (The Caucasus /ˈkɔːkəsəs/ or Caucasia /kɔːˈkeɪʒə/ is a region at the border of Europe and Asia, situated between the Black and the Caspian seas. It is home to the Caucasus Mountains.)

Queen Tamar, 1184-1213 The first woman to rule the nation of Georgia in her own right, Queen Tamar is honored by both her nation and her church. By any account, she was a remarkable woman and an enlightened, successful ruler who managed to hold her throne, despite opposition from her own nobles, and brought her nation into a Golden Age. Tamar was born in 1160 to George III and his consort Burdukhan.

Dmitri Ermakov, Chronicler of the Caucasus. Exceptional ethnographic photographs from 1870s Georgia - a meeting point between Asia, Russia and Europe - plus the story of this remarkable archive.

I bet that arriving to Tbilisi you have no clue what is waiting for you.

The ancient cave monastery of Vardzia in southern Georgia by Terri84, via Flickr

from Matador Network

50 places you can’t reach without climbing

Gergeti Trinity Church, Georgia Near the 16,512ft (5,033m) Mount Kazbegi in the Caucasus, this 14th-century church occupies the top of a hill and is accessible by trail as well as a rough jeep track. Photo:uzi yachin


The Great Georgian Road Trip

THE GREAT GEORGIAN ROAD TRIP. An itinerary for anyone planning to travel in Georgia, a land filled with castles, cave dwellings, churches, ruins, and majestic mountain ranges. This itinerary starts in Tbilisi and takes you a journey around Georgia.

Trinity Church, Kazbegi, Georgia | by Aurelien-Villette