Agarani (Georgian: აგარანი), also known as Kojori Fortress is a Georgian feudal fortress located near Tbilisi, in Kvemo Kartli region. In historical sources it is often referred to as "Agarata Fortress".
Ruins of the Kojori fortress.
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It defended the main road from south. In the 1060s King Bagrat IV took it over from emir Fadlon. During the "Great Turkish Invasion" (1080) the fortress was captured by the enemy. In July 1118, David the Builder besieged Agarani in one day, and in 1123 gave it to Ivane Orbeli. "Agarani Fortress" was a summer residence of Georgian kings and according to one of the versions, Queen Tamar died there. From 15th century it is called Kojori Fortress. According to Vakhushti Batonishvili, it was previously known as the Azulula Fortress.