Ananuri


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Ananuri

 

a late-feudal Georgian fortress-castle dating from the 16th–17th centuries. It is located in the village of the same name, 64 km from Tbilisi. Stone fortress walls with a main quadrangular tower and round towers, two domed temples (a large one, 1689, architect Bakhsarashvili; and a small one), a tower with a pyramidal roof, a belfry, a water tank, and a bathhouse have been preserved.

REFERENCE

Zakaraia, P. P. Arkhitekturnyi ansambl’ Ananuri. Tbilisi, 1953. (In Georgian, with a Russian abstract.)
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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