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Samshvilde

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Gabriel Mckee Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jul 05, 2019 02:59 PM History
Fortified settlement in southern Georgia. The Samshvilde site is one of the oldest cities in Georgia, with remains from the Bronze Age Kura-Araxes Culture. Samshvilde was an important city in the late antique and medieval periods until it was sacked in 1440 by Jahan Shah; it went in decline but was inhabited as late as the 18th-19th centuries. The site includes a number of structures, including an 11th-13th century citadel, several early medieval churches, homes, and burial grounds.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.


https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/971703786

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Gabriel Mckee, 'Samshvilde: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2019 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/971703786> [accessed: 05 July 2020]

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