History of Adjara

History of Adjara

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The article refers to the history of Georgia's autonomous province of Adjara.Archeologists say the territory has been inhabited since the Neolithic Age. Occupied by an ancient Georgian tribe of Moskhs from ancient times, the territory of Adjara was a province of Colchis in the 7th-3rd cent. BC. Part of the area formed a county (saeristavo) within the Kingdom of Iberia in the late 4th century BC. Colonized by Greek merchants in the 5th and 4th cent. B.C., the coastal Adjara later came under Roman rule. Bathus (Bathys) (the present day Batumi) and Apsaros (Apsaruntos) (modern Gonio) were the key cities and fortresses at that time. Archeological excavations have revealed ruins of a rich ancient town at Pichvnari near the present day town of Kobuleti. In the 2nd century AD, Bathus was an important military base for Roman legions. Apsaros was famous for its theatre.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135852930
  • 9786135852936