Surami Fortress

Surami fortress located in the eastern part of the village Surami, possibly is part of the ancient historic town Surami. At one time, in the XI-XII centuries Surami was built as a city - fortress and was the residence of the Kartli princes Surameli.

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Surami Fortress

Surami fortress located in the eastern part of the village Surami, possibly is part of the ancient historic town Surami. At one time, in the XI-XII centuries Surami was built as a city - fortress and was the residence of the Kartli princes Surameli. Surami fortress was probably built in the same era. Erected on the rock fortress occupies 1200 sq. meters. Among a dozen fortresses of eastern Georgia, Surami fortress took one of the leading places.
Inside the outer walls, there is another small wall, which served as an additional citadel.
On a ledge of the rock an one-nave church built of hewn stone is situated. In the western part of the fortress is saved a small piece of the palace. The only door of the fortress built in the middle of the northern wall. On the top line of the wall there are narrow slits. Capital restoration of the fortress was held at the end of the XVI century.
In 1743, the fortress was the mainstay of Prince Givi Amilakhvari, who fought against the Shah. To punish Amilakhvari united army of three khanates was sent that destroyed Kartli but did not dare to attack Surami. In 1745, even the united army of Kartli and Kakheti could not overcome Amilakhvari staying in Surami.
Since ancient times, there is a legend about Surami Fortress - ostensibly the reason for its invincibility is that mother's only son was alive immured in the walls of fortress.


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