Mount Kazbeg in the Caucasus Mountains, Georgia

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Carole Raddato
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published on 12 December 2023
Mount Kazbeg in the Caucasus Mountains, Georgia Download Full Size Image

View of the 14th-century Gergeti Trinity Church with Mount Kazbek (or Mount Kazbegi) in the background. Mount Kazbek is associated in Georgian folklore with the mighty hero Amirani, the Georgian version of Prometheus, who was chained on the mountain as punishment for stealing fire from the gods and giving it to humans. Lying at 5,054 meters (16,581 ft) above sea level, Mount Kazbek is the highest mountain in Eastern Georgia.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2023, December 12). Mount Kazbeg in the Caucasus Mountains, Georgia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18247/mount-kazbeg-in-the-caucasus-mountains-georgia/

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Raddato, Carole. "Mount Kazbeg in the Caucasus Mountains, Georgia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 12, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18247/mount-kazbeg-in-the-caucasus-mountains-georgia/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Mount Kazbeg in the Caucasus Mountains, Georgia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Dec 2023. Web. 12 Jul 2024.

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