Journal Amirani. 2012. Volume 24

About Historical-Geographical and Belonging Of David-Gareja Monastery Complex

Author(s): David Merkviladze

After the occupation of South Caucasus by Soviet Russia the new borders between the Georgian and Azerbaijan Soviet Republics was made. As a result, a part of David-Gareja monastery complex (the monasteries: Bertubani, Udabno and partly Chichkhituri) appeared the Azerbaijan’s side. In nowadays this part of state border is not delimited and regarded as the disputed territory.
Some of Azerbaijanian authors declare the mentioned monasteries as the monuments of the ancient Caucasian Albanian culture, as if have been appropriated by Georgians later (in the 12th century according to one version and in the 19th century to the second version). Though, confirming the opinions, historical sources, is not shown.

Journal Amirani. 2012. Volume 24

On Development of Anthropogenic Modification and Desertification Processes of the Kvemo Kartli Lowland’s Landscapes

Author(s): Zurab Janelidze, Nino Chikhradze

On the basis of paleogeographical, geobotanical and archeological records it became obvious that anthropogenic modification of the natural landscapes of forest, forest-steppe and steppe of the Kvemo Kartli Lowland began at an early stage of the Bronze Age (5000-6000 years ago). Since then the major part of the Kvemo Kartli Lowland has been cultivated by man, whose economic activity was a principal reason for substitution of the natural landscapes of forest, forest-steppe and steppe by secondary steppes and thorny valleys, climate aridization and partial desertification of the area.

Journal Amirani. 2014. Volume 25

The Mysterious Lubes

Author(s): Artem Ivantsov

The whole story of Ancient World, which is pre-Greek, pre-Latin, and pre-Indoeuropean, speaking (a) Kartvelian language(s) all over from Spain to Caucasus, and from Estonia to Sudan, is long. It’s a matter of a separate folio, the work on which is under way. The number of word’s toponyms that have finally had a luck to obtain their true Kartvelian etymology account for hundreds and belong to practically all languages of Europe, Africa, and Asia. So do many words from all the Old World languages that had been having vague or non-existing explanation so far. So do current Georgian surnames that suddenly happened to find their roots as Spanish to Indian, and Polish to Congolese toponyms, both existing and extinct.

Journal Amirani. 2014. Volume 25

The Palace of rituals in Tbilisi

Author(s): Mari Janibegashvili

Master’s thesis research is the subject of a recent history of interim, namely 70-80ies of the XX century. The paper discusses public, political and cultural life of the individual moments of architectural design based on that period in Georgia. There is shown the transformation of certain values and the introduction of new Soviet values of the term from that time. For example: "The celebration palace of rituals", discusses such topics as the so-called The fight against pernicious habits and traditions, without any national decline, a new human formation and replace the old holidays by new ones.

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