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The ICRI publishes the journal of Caucasology, entitled Amirani. Articles concerning the peoples, cultures and languages of the Caucasus, from the perspective of any of the humanities or social sciences, will be considered for publication. The articles may be written in English, French, Georgian, German, Russian, or any other language accessible to a significant number of Caucasologists.

There is Thousands of years of history to this region, with further studies continuously taking place which concern its people and culture. This journal aims to be a useful source for anyone looking to pursue an online education in the field of Caucasology. Through the Institutes commitment to establishing international and academic contacts, we are able to collate some of the most valuable articles on this subject.

By having each volume of Amirani available online, it vastly increases the accessibility of these materials to those who are interested in this particular topic. Its also invites those who have already gained completed significant studies on the Caucasus region to submit relevant and scholarly articles for publication. Archived articles are also available on this website, as is information on events of interest and other information-sharing activities.

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2008 Volume 19

Für die Datierung der Kathakombgräber auf der Hochebene vom Fluss-Iori

Entry date: 2007-01-27

Author(s): Vazha Varazashvili

Auf der der Hochebene vom Fluss-Iori sind drei Kathakombgräber zu erforschen. Sie sind sehr beschädigt. Zwei von diesen Gräbern befanden sich nebeneinander. Ein davon war dermaßen beschädigt, dass darin außer einigen Knochenfragmenten nichts mehr zu finden ist. Im zweiten Grab wurde ein Skelett nur mit der Hornketten entdeckt.

2008 Volume 19

Traditional wooden architecture and the terms connected with it in Imerkhevian speech

Entry date: 2007-01-27

Author(s): Tamar Papiashvili

In speech of Georgian population living in Imerkhevi there are a lot of terms connected with tradicional wooden architecture that comes from ancient Georgian language, like: zgve, baga, avazani and etc. Also, we found the terms which are used in other Georgian dialects, especially in Mountainous Acharian, in Javakhian, in Khevsurian dialects.

2008 Volume 19

Mourning practices of Kists from the Pankisi gorge

Entry date: 2007-01-27

Author(s): Khvtiso Mamisimedishvili

Very interesting rules and traditions of mourning were established in the Kists’ life. The variety of mourning texts and rituals of the Kists of Pankisi were mainly the result of syncretism of Christian and Muslim religious views, migration processes and a strong influence of the Georgian culture.

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