Georgia (country)

"Gorgania" i.e. Georgia on Fra Mauro map
Patera depicting Marcus Aurelius uncovered in central Georgia, 2nd century AD
Northwestern Georgia is home to the medieval defensive Svan towers of Ushguli
Gelati Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Queen Tamar, the first woman to rule medieval Georgia in her own right.
King Vakhtang VI, a Georgian monarch caught between rival regional powers
The reign of George XII was marked by instability.
Noe Zhordania, Prime Minister of Georgia who was exiled to France after the Soviet takeover
The Bolshevik Red Army in Tbilisi on 25 February 1921. Saint David's church on the Holy Mountain is visible in the distance.
Georgian Civil War and the War in Abkhazia in August–October 1993
The Rose Revolution, 2003
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice holding a joint press conference with Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili during the Russo-Georgian war
Salome Zourabichvili, the first woman elected as president of Georgia
Presidential residence at the Orbeliani Palace in Tbilisi
Pro-NATO poster in Tbilisi
President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili, President of Moldova Maia Sandu, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and President of the European Council Charles Michel during the 2021 Batumi International Conference. In 2014, the EU signed Association Agreements with all the three states.
Georgian built Didgori-2 during the military parade in 2011
A Ford Taurus Police Interceptor operated by the Georgian Patrol Police.
Map of Georgia highlighting the disputed territories of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region (South Ossetia), both of which are outside the control of the central government of Georgia
Köppen climate classification map of Georgia
Mount Kazbek in eastern Georgia
Svaneti region of Georgia
View of the cave city of Vardzia and the valley of the Kura River below
Georgia's diverse climate creates varied landscapes, like these flat marshlands in the country's west
Southwest Georgia has a subtropical climate, with frequent rain and thick green vegetation
Georgian Shepherd Dog
GDP per capita development since 1973
A proportional representation of Georgia's exports in 2019
One of several plants operated by HeidelbergCement in Georgia
Wine-making is a traditional component of the Georgian economy.
The most visited ski resort of Georgia, Gudauri
The Georgian Railways represent a vital artery linking the Black Sea and Caspian Sea – the shortest route between Europe and Central Asia.
Port of Batumi
Ethno-linguistic groups in the Caucasus region
Tbilisi State University, Corpus I
Illuminated manuscript from medieval Georgia, showing a scene from nativity
Old Tbilisi – Architecture in Georgia is in many ways a fusion of European and Asian.
Rather than serving food in courses, traditional supras often present all that a host has to offer
Château Mukhrani, one of the centres of Georgia's viticulture in the 19th century, has recently been restored to produce its eponymous wine.
Dinamo Tbilisi, winner of 1981 European Cup Winners' Cup on stamp of Georgia, 2002
Château Mukhrani, one of the centres of Georgia's viticulture in the 19th century, has recently been restored to produce its eponymous wine.

Country located in the Caucasus, at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia.

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Portrait by Hans von Kulmbach (c. 1510)

Saint George

Christian who is venerated as a saint in Christianity.

Christian who is venerated as a saint in Christianity.

Portrait by Hans von Kulmbach (c. 1510)
George in the Acta Sanctorum, as collected in late 1600s and early 1700s. The Latin title De S Georgio Megalo-Martyre; Lyddae seu Diospoli in Palaestina translates as St. George Great-Martyr; [from] Lydda or Diospolis, in Palestine.
George depicted in the Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493
Russian icon (mid 14th century), Novgorod
Miniature from a 13th-century Passio Sancti Georgii (Verona)
Saint George Killing the Dragon, 1434/35, by Bernat Martorell
Martyrdom of Saint George, by Paolo Veronese, 1564
The martyrdom of Saint George, by Cornelis Schut, 1643
Relics of George at São Jorge parish church, São Jorge, Madeira Island, Portugal
Saint George dragged through the streets (detail), by Bernat Martorell, 15th century
Inside the Druze maqam Al-Khidr in Kafr Yasif, Israel: There is an icon of Saint George and the Dragon; who has been syncretized with the figure of al-Khidr.
The earliest numismatic depiction of St. George. Coin of Kvirike III, Kingdom of Georgia, c. 1015
The Wedding of St George and Princess Sabra by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1857)
Icon of George in a church in Lalibela, Ethiopia
Monument dedicated to St George in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi
English recruitment poster from World War I, featuring George and the Dragon
George's cross
Byzantine icon of George, Athens, Greece
Statue of Saint George, Prague Castle
St. George Statue in Tbilisi
Tetarteron of Manuel I Komnenos (12th century) showing a bust of George
Main icon of Yuriev Monastery in Novgorod (c. 1130)
A 12th-century depiction of St George in a church at the Russian village of Staraya Ladoga
Scenes from the life of George, Kremikovtsi Monastery, Bulgaria (15th century)
A plaque, on which is represented George rescuing the emperor's daughter (15th century)
"Ethiopian Empire forces, assisted by St George (top), win the Battle of Adwa against Italy. Painted 1965–75."
George as a crusader knight, miniature from a ms. of Vies de Saints, c. 1340 (BNF Richelieu Manuscrits Français 185)
Miniature of George and the Dragon, ms. of the Legenda Aurea, dated 1348 (BNF Français 241, fol. 101v.)
Miniature of George and the Dragon, ms. of the Legenda Aurea, Paris, 1382 (BL Royal 19 B XVII, f. 109).
George on a small pavise (Nuremberg, c. 1480)
George as a martyr: St. George's Collegiate Church in Tübingen (15th century)
George by Carlo Crivelli
St.George by the Master of Sierentz. (1440–1450)
Stained-glass (by J. Mehoffer), Fribourg cathedral
Stained-glass (by J. Mehoffer, Fribourg cathedral

Historically, the countries of England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Catalonia and Aragon in Spain, and Moscow in Russia have claimed George as their patron saint, as have several other regions, cities, universities, professions and organizations.

Area shown in orange under control of Northern Cyprus

Potential enlargement of the European Union

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Area shown in orange under control of Northern Cyprus

In 2005, the European Commission suggested in a strategy paper that the present enlargement agenda could potentially block the possibility of a future accession of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.

Constitution of Georgia In The Parliament

Constitution of Georgia (country)

Constitution of Georgia In The Parliament
Fragments of the Constitution of 1921
Eduard Shevardnadze at the Pentagon
Eduard Shevardnadze signing the constitution. 1998 Postage Stamp

The Constitution of Georgia (საქართველოს კონსტიტუცია, sakartvelos k'onstitutsia) is the supreme law of Georgia.

Neolithic wall painting from Tell Bouqras at the Deir ez-Zor Museum, Syria

Shulaveri-Shomu culture

Neolithic wall painting from Tell Bouqras at the Deir ez-Zor Museum, Syria

Shulaveri-Shomu culture is a Late Neolithic/Eneolithic culture that existed on the territory of present-day Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia, as well as parts of northern Iran.

Hellenistic mosaics discovered close to the city of Paphos depicting Dionysos, god of wine.

History of wine

Hellenistic mosaics discovered close to the city of Paphos depicting Dionysos, god of wine.
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Archaeological sites of the Neolithic, Copper Age, and early Bronze Age in which vestiges of wine and olive growing have been found.
Georgian Kvevri, a jar dated to the 6th millennium BC found at the Shulaveri site (Georgian National Museum).
Entrance to the Areni-1 cave in southern Armenia near the town of Areni. The cave is the location where the world's oldest known shoe has been found.
Detail of a relief on the eastern stairs of the Apadana Palace, Persepolis, depicting Armenian ambassadors, bringing wine to the Persian Emperor.
Wine (mey) has been a theme of Persian poetry for millennia.
A bronze wine storage vessel from the Shang Dynasty (1600–1046 BC)
Grape cultivation, winemaking, and commerce in ancient Egypt c. 1500 BC
Egyptian wine jars, 6th-4th century BC
Dionysus in a vineyard; amphora dated to the late 6th century BC
Shipping wine in Roman Gaul: amphoras (top) were the traditional Mediterranean vessels, but the Gauls introduced the use of barrels.
Satyr working at a wine press of wicker-work mats (1st century AD relief).
Monastic cellarer tasting wine, from Li Livres dou Santé (French manuscript, late 13th century)

Wine has been produced for thousands of years, with evidence of ancient wine production in Georgia from c. 6000 BC (the earliest known traces of wine),

Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation

Regional international organization focusing on multilateral political and economic initiatives aimed at fostering cooperation, peace, stability and prosperity in the Black Sea region.

Regional international organization focusing on multilateral political and economic initiatives aimed at fostering cooperation, peace, stability and prosperity in the Black Sea region.

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Commemorating 25th Anniversary of BSEC on 2017 post stamp of Serbia

The President of PABSEC is Archil Talakvadze from Georgia, the Vice-President is Anush Beghloyan from Armenia.

The Caspian Sea as taken by the MODIS on the orbiting Terra satellite, June 2003

Caspian Sea

World's largest inland body of water, often described as the world's largest lake or a full-fledged sea.

World's largest inland body of water, often described as the world's largest lake or a full-fledged sea.

The Caspian Sea as taken by the MODIS on the orbiting Terra satellite, June 2003
Area around the Caspian Sea. Yellow area indicates the (approximate) drainage area.
Caspian Sea near Aktau, Mangystau Region, Kazakhstan
Iran's northern Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests are maintained by moisture captured from the Caspian Sea by the Alborz Mountain Range.
Most tadpole gobies (Benthophilus) are only found in the Caspian Sea basin.
Illustration of two Caspian tigers, extinct in the region since the 1970s.
A New and Accurate Map of the Caspian Sea by the Soskam Sabbus & Emanuel Bowen, 1747.
Caspian Sea (Bahr ul-Khazar). 10th century map by Ibn Hawqal
The 17th-century Cossack rebel and pirate Stenka Razin, on a raid in the Caspian (Vasily Surikov, 1906)
Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan is the largest city by the Caspian Sea.
Makhachkala, the capital of the Russian republic of Dagestan, is the third-largest city on the Caspian Sea.
Oil pipelines in the Caspian region. September 2002
Drilling platform "Iran Khazar" in use at a Dragon Oil production platform in the Cheleken field (Turkmenistan).
Caspian region oil and natural gas infrastructure. August 2013.
Southern Caspian Energy Prospects (portion of Iran). Country Profile 2004.
Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan

Georgia (its east part)

Sarcophagus of Mirian III at Samtavro Monastery

Mirian III of Iberia

Sarcophagus of Mirian III at Samtavro Monastery
Map of the Caucasus in the 4th-century
The burials of King Mirian and Queen Nana at Samtavro church in Mtskheta

Mirian III (მირიან III) was a king of Iberia or Kartli (Georgia), contemporaneous to the Roman emperor Constantine the Great (r. 306–337).

Jason returns with the Golden Fleece, shown on an Apulian red-figure calyx krater, c. 340–330 BC

Golden Fleece

Fleece of the golden-woolled, winged ram, Chrysomallos, that rescued Phrixus and brought him to Colchis, where Phrixus then sacrificed it to Zeus.

Fleece of the golden-woolled, winged ram, Chrysomallos, that rescued Phrixus and brought him to Colchis, where Phrixus then sacrificed it to Zeus.

Jason returns with the Golden Fleece, shown on an Apulian red-figure calyx krater, c. 340–330 BC
A sluice box used in placer mining.
The Douris cup, depicting Jason being regurgitated by the dragon protecting the fleece

Nowadays, the heraldic variations of the Golden Fleece are featured frequently in the Republic of Georgia, especially for Coats of Arms and Flags associated with Western Georgian (Historical Colchis) municipalities and cities, including the Coats of Arms of City of Kutaisi, the ancient capital city of Colchis.

Charles I of England and his son, the future James II of England, from the House of Stuart.

Chosroid dynasty

Charles I of England and his son, the future James II of England, from the House of Stuart.

The Chosroid dynasty (a Latinization of Khosro[v]ianni, ხოსრო[ვ]იანები), also known as the Iberian Mihranids, were a dynasty of the kings and later the presiding princes of the early Georgian state of Iberia from the 4th to the 9th centuries.