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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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2002 Volume 6

lichenishi. Svanetian sacral holiday

Entry date: 2009-11-21

Author(s): Paata Bukhrashvili

According to the materials under consideration, the holiday "lichenishi" is dedicated to the divinities of fruitfulness and in this case, as is so frequent in the Caucasus, a Christian saint had adopted the functions of a divinity from an earlier, pagan period.

2002 Volume 6

Zur Identifikation der Kolcherin Medea auf einem Stelenrelief von Suchumi

Entry date: 2009-11-21

Author(s): Gela Gamkrelidze

Die Stele von Suchumi zählt zu den in Georgien entdeckten hochinteressanten Werken der Steinmetzkunst.1 Die Steinsäule mit dem Basrelief wurde bei unterseeischen Küstenbefestigungsarbeiten im Meer auf dem Grund der Bucht von Suchumi an der Mündung des Besleti gefunden. Die Bucht von Suchumi ist jener Ort, an dem die Lage eines Teils der schon im Werk des Pseudo-Skylax von Kariand im 4. Jh. v. Chr. erwähnten Stadt Dioskurias [Periplus..., 81] vermutet wird.

2002 Volume 6

Status of the Sea Centers in Georgia (5th-6th century AD)

Entry date: 2007-01-27

Author(s): Temur T. Todua

The Black Sea shore of Georgia was included into the Byzantian world at the end of the 4th century AD. Byzantines troops were dislocated in some of its centers (Pitiunt, Sebastopolis), and in Apsar,Petra and Fasis in the 6th century AD. City life was very active in these centres. However, major centers remained to be mainly fortifications on the frontier line. Only Fasis managed to remain as a significant city centre in the 6th century AD.

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