Modinakhe

Modinakhe - princely seven tower fortress built on the old structures of the feudal era. It was built by Prince Papuna Tsereteli in 1730, respectively.

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Modinakhe

Modinakhe - princely seven tower fortress built on the old structures of the feudal era. It was built by Prince Papuna Tsereteli in 1730, respectively.
According to legend, Prince Abashidze refused to give his daughter to Tsereteli, the reason he said, is that Tsereteli had not got his own fortress. Groom built a fortress and invited future father-in-law with words "Modi nahe" - come and see. Prince Tsereteli married the daughter of Abashidze, and the fortress built by him called "Modinakhe."
At various times, the fort was in the possession of feudal families of Sachkherian Tsereteli and Palavandishvili. In 1735 Papuna Tsereteli, rebelled against the king, hid there. King Alexander V, several times tried unsuccessfully to take the fortress. In 1766, during the Ottoman invasion, King Solomon II hid there.
In 1767 Tsereteli gave the fortress to the king of Imereti. In 1810, during the uprising in Imereti, Modinakhe was occupied by the rebels. Russian army took the fortress and put a garrison there.
The fortress was built on the hill of the ancient settlement. People lived here ever since the early Bronze Age (about XV-XX centuries.).
In 1967-75 years, during the archaeological excavations on the fortress territory, there were found many interesting artifacts: gold and silver jewelry, weapons, utensils, Colchian and Roman coins, bronze objects and ceramics.
Modinakhe was badly damaged during an earthquake in 1991.


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