Khornabuji fortress is the main decoration of the Fortress of Khornabuji Georgia Northern slope of the Gombori range. As well as a valuable historic landmark for the whole of Georgia. Some historians claim that it appeared in the 5th century and belonged to the king Vakhtang Gorgasali or as it was called by many “Wolf’s head”.
But it is worth noting that during the excavations in the vicinity of the fortress were found traces of more ancient settlements. Khornabuji at the time was the center of the historical region of Georgia Kiziki (older designation, Kambechovani). In the 12th century, the fortification belonged to Queen Tamara. Whence came another name Tamaris tsikhe. This name is sometimes confusing. Obviously, that is why in some sources the Foundation of the fortress belongs to the Golden age.
In the XIII century the fortress lost its importance after the invasion of the Mongols led by Berke Khan. The next mention of Khornabuji already associated with the Persians. In the XVII century the fortress was used as a residence of the Governor of Shah Abbas I the Great in Kakheti-Ereti Peikar Khan. Later, in 1625, Khornabuji was taken by Georgian troops under the command of commander Giorgi Saakadze (known as the Great Mouravi). It seems that another stage of strengthening and restoration of the fortress is associated with king Irakli II (XVIII century).
Chornomorska the diocese lasted until the XVIII century. And then disappeared and formally merged with Bodbe. It was restored in 2009 as Dedoplistskaro, 21 Dec 2010 renamed back to Hornbuckle. For many centuries the fortress was destroyed and restored many times.
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