Darial Gorge

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Dar’ial Gorge


a gorge of the Terek River where it cuts across the Bokovyi Range of the Greater Caucasus Mountains in the Georgian SSR. For a distance of 3 km, cliffs rise to an altitude of 1.000 m above the river. The Georgian Military Road passes through the gorge. Ancient geographers knew the Dar’ial Gorge as the Gateway of the Caucasus (the Alan Gateway).

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At the same time, the Russian poet Mikhail Yurievich Lemontov set his poem The Demon within the chasms of the equally spectacular Daryal Gorge just a few kilometres away.