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Lamalialesgora Ridge 2'980 m
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The Lamalialesgora Ridge (Mta Chubedishi) is about 12 kilometres long. The ridge offers excellent views towards Georgians highest mountain Mt. Shkhara (5'200 metres).

 

Georgia 1999, Svaneti Unesco Heritage Site.
The miniaturesheet depicts the village of Chazhashi and the Lamalialesgora Ridge.

Chazhashi is one of four small villages of the community Usghuli. They are located very close at an altitude of about 2'200 metres. The other three villages are known as Zhibiani, Chvibiani and Murqmeli.

The most notable feature of the settlements is the abundance of towers. These towers usually have from three to five storeys and the thickness of the walls decreases closer to the top. Nowhere in the world there is an analogue of such unique defensive structures of the early Middle Ages epoch. They were erected mainly in the 9th-12th centuries and served as protection against invaders and raiders.

 

 

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