Tmogvi

Tmogvi was one of the most important fortress cities of Javakheti. The Tmogvi fortress controlled the caravan road leading from asia Minor to Georgia by valley of the river Mtkvari, closed the brodge connecting both river banks and protected the road leading to villages.

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Tmogvi

Tmogvi was one of the most important fortress cities of Javakheti. The Tmogvi fortress controlled the caravan road leading from asia Minor to Georgia by valley of the river Mtkvari, closed the brodge connecting both river banks and protected the road leading to villages.

The rise of Tmogvi begins at the turn of VIII-IX centuries. From the end of the XII century it was the residence of the Tmogveli family and the center of the frontier duchy. In the XVI century the Tmogvi fortress  was occupied by   atabags of Samtskhe, the Jakelis. At the end of the same century the fortress was captured by the Ottomans. In 1828 the Tmogvi fortress was returned to Georgia.

Several construction layers are distinguished on the fortress territory. The fortress was destroyed several times as a result of strong earthquakes but it was restored soon. The fortress was connected with the river by a secret tunnel cut in the rock. The internal territory of the fortress was occupied by structures of various designations. Inscriptions found on the territory of the fortress city say that St. Marine’s domed church was built at the turn of the XIII-XIV centuries and the wall was built in 1350.


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Tmogvi Fortress is niceThe fortress is a very beautiful one. Raised above the river, it has numerous viewpoints with extremely exciting views. Even though it is seriously damaged, it is interesting to walk around this calm and quiet place. Be prepared for some climbing (no special skills or equipment needed). Some beautiful photos can be found in my blog http://www.worldofroads.com/?p=3374&lang=en

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