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Shrines and Legends of the Caucasus

 
Shrines and Legends of the Caucasus

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The legends and the legendary history

 
Zeskhura River, source of Jason s Golden Fleece
The gold of the Argonauts came from here...

Noah moored his arc to a nearly-submerged mountaintop, and Jason sent his Argo there on the Golden Fleece quest. The Scythians hoarded golden images of beasts in the foothill mounds. Urartian, Parthian, and Roman armies erected the monuments praising their fleeting conquests. King Trdat roamed the woods in the shape of a boar, before making his country the world's first Christian power. Maslama besieged Bab-al-Abwab, the Gate of Gates, in the name of Allah, just as Roland lay dying at the gates of Europe.

Hundreds of nations extant and extinct, thousands of myths and real epic stories surround the Caucasus.

Please post your images of monumants, shrines, and legendary mountains of Caucasus here. The main Caucasus page is getting crammed with the stuff, maybe we should leave for the more pure mountaneering imagery.

Images


Mkinvartsveri (Kazbek)

Mkinvartsveri (Kazbek)

Shkhara rising above the village of Ushguli

Shkhara rising above the village of Ushguli

Ushguli\'s lower village, Svaneti

Ushguli's lower village, Svaneti

Ushguli village, Svaneti, Georgia

Ushguli village, Svaneti, Georgia

Festival at Lagurka Shrine, Svaneti

Festival at Lagurka Shrine, Svaneti

Ushguli village, Svaneti, Georgia

Ushguli village, Svaneti, Georgia

Aylama (4547 m) North Face

Aylama (4547 m) North Face

Shkhara in clouds

Shkhara in clouds

Zeskhura River, source of Jason\'s Golden Fleece

Zeskhura River, source of Jason's Golden Fleece

Odzun V Century Basilica, Armenia

Odzun V Century Basilica, Armenia

View at Kayan Berd Fortress (1233 AD)

View at Kayan Berd Fortress (1233 AD)

Age of Canvas: Ushguli Village

Age of Canvas: Ushguli Village

Surp Astvatsatsin Church, 1201 A.D., Harich, Armenia

Surp Astvatsatsin Church, 1201 A.D., Harich, Armenia

Dzoraget Gorge, Lori, Armenia

Dzoraget Gorge, Lori, Armenia

Caucasus  / Donguz Orun  4468 m

Caucasus / Donguz Orun 4468 m


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