Svaneti

Svaneti is a historical region in northwest Georgia, bordering Russia. Sitting in the southern Greater Caucasus mountain range, it’s characterized by snowcapped peaks and deep gorges. The medieval villages of Upper Svaneti are dotted with koshki, defensive stone structures built from the 9th century onwards. The village of Chazhashi in eastern Svaneti’s Ushguli area features many of these towers

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