Armazi

Armazi (Georgian: არმაზი) is a locale in Georgia, 2 km northwest of Mtskheta and 22 km north of Tbilisi. A part of historical Greater Mtskheta, it is a place where the ancient city of the same name and the original capital of the early Georgian kingdom of Kartli or Iberia was located. It particularly flourished in the early centuries CE and was destroyed by the Arab invasion in the 730s.

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Armazi (disambiguation)
... Armazi (Georgian არმაზი) may mean Armazi, an ancient city in Georgia Armazi, a pagan deity of ancient Georgians Armazi, a 9th-century ...
Mithridates I Of Iberia
... Two inscriptions unearthed at Armazi, Georgia, – one bilingual in Aramaic and Greek, and the other in Greek – identifies Mithridates (Mirdat) as ... It also reports that the Roman emperor Vespasian fortified Armazi for the Iberian king in 75 ... possible local name and "Armazel" as a territorial epithet, meaning in Georgian "of Armazi." Some modern scholars identify Mithridates I with the king Flavius Dades, known ...
Ochopintre - List of Mythic Characters
... Armazi - Chief of the gods central figure in Kartli’s (Iberia) official religion established by King Parnavaz of Iberia (4th century, BC) ... According to the legend, an immense statue of Armazi was destroyed by lightning after St Nino’s prayer ... Armazi is also the name of an ancient fortress near Mtskheta that dates from the same period ...
Armazi - History
... Archaeological evidences testify that the ancient Armazi was far more extensive than it is today ... Armazi's strategic situation was dictated by its ready access to the Daryal Pass, the main road over the Greater Caucasus, through which the Scythians invaded the ancient Near East ... and its dominant acropolis, Armaz-Tsikhe (literally, "citadel of Armazi" არმაზციხე), is usually taken to derive from Armazi, the chief deity of the pagan Iberian pantheon ...
Georgian Mythology - List of Mythic Characters
... Armazi, god of gods.. ... According to the legend, an immense statue of Armazi was crushed by the lighting after St Nino’s pray ... Armazi is also the name of an ancient fortress near Mtskheta that dates from the same period ...