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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Legend of Argonauts (Argo) and Golden Fleece - Discover the place of this ancient story in Georgia!

Nokalakevi Architectural Historic Monument: Nokalakevi-Tsikhegoji-Archaeopolis is one of the most important monument of the early Middle Ages, which is situated in the west Georgia, in 17-km North-East from the town Senaki. The site lies on the left bank of the river Tekhuri, where the river flows out from the rocky gorge and sharply turns to East. In result the city is bordered by the river from three sides.

According to the 19th - 20th centuries' researchers the mitic city Aea , from where Iazon, Medea and Argonauts stole the Golden Fleece, lied exactly there where Nokalakevi is situated now. Dubois de Montpereux was the first who expressed this idea in 30s of 19th century. To read more visit Nokalakevi monument website here.