Tamara`s castel

by Yulia September. 12, 2011 1847 views

Encyclopedia of World Biography on Tamara


The Kingdom of Georgia in Asia Minor, located on the easternmost fringes of the thirteenth-century Christian world, reached the pinnacle of its political power during the reign of Queen Tamara (1169-1212), who reigned from 1184 to 1212. Tamara ruled over the largest territory ever to come under the control of Georgia; during her reign, the kingdom stretched from Azerbaijan, north of present-day Iran, to the borders of Cherkessia, in the North Caucasus.

With an official title of “Tamar Bagrationi, by the will of our Lord, Queen of the Abkhazians, Kartvels, Rans, Kakhs and the Armenians, Shirvan-Shah and Shah-in-Shah and ruler of all East and West,” Tamara successfully defended her kingdom against multiple incursions by hostile forces. But within 20 years of her death, Mongol invasions would destroy the governmental and military foundations of the country.

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Felix... 8 years, 2 months ago

Nice castell, sucessful pictures!

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Masoud مسعود 8 years, 2 months ago

Wooooow.....That's great !

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Jarvo J 8 years, 2 months ago

Wow

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Darlene Foster 8 years, 2 months ago

What a rugged and beautiful area and thanks for the great historical information!

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Amir 8 years, 2 months ago

Excelent shots and nice historical notes, Thank you :)

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