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CENTRE FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Georgian Academy of Sciences
14 Uznadze St., Tbilisi 380002
Republic of Georgia
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TransCaucasus Journal of Anthropological Archaeology

Ushba 
Svanetia
Watchtowers
Mountains
Maps   
Svans 
Art   
Alpine trek           

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                                Frontispiece from Svaneti, Human Nature Preserve

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     Lithograph of the North Caucasus countryside from Russian Empire Geography, 1914.

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                        Body of ram and horns symbolizing old cult, overlay Christian icon.

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        From Russian Empire Geography, 1914.

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        Stone cornice-piece exemplifies veneration of rams and horns in Svaneti.

 

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        Sketch of church interior in Upper Svanetia, wooden cross buttressed by horns.

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