Lori Fortress

Lori Fortress (Armenian: Լոռի բերդ) is an 11th-century Armenian fortress located near the Lori Berd village in Lori Province, Armenia. The fortress was built by David Anhoghin[1] to become the capital of Kingdom of Tashir-Dzoraget in 1065.

Lori Fortress
Լոռի բերդ
Lori Province, Armenia
Lori Berd.JPG
The fortress entrance
Lori Fortress Լոռի բերդ is located in Armenia
Lori Fortress Լոռի բերդ
Lori Fortress
Լոռի բերդ
Coordinates41°00′09″N 44°25′52″E / 41.002638°N 44.4312°E / 41.002638; 44.4312
Site information
Open to
the public
ConditionSome portion of the fortification walls, bath house and other buildings.
Site history
Built byKing David I Anhoghin

The Lori Fortress was the site where the Georgian king Giorgi III of Georgia trapped and besieged his rebellious nephew, Demna of Georgia in 1177.[2]

The fortress was captured by the Mongol commander Chagatai the Elder in 1239.[3]


  • Holding, Nicholas (2006). Armenia: with Nagorno Karabagh. Bradt Travel Guides ltd. p. 161. ISBN 9781841621630. Retrieved 25 July 2011.


  1. ^ A. E. Redgate. The Armenians. — Oxford: Blackwell, 2000. — P. 210.
  2. ^ Kartlis Tskhovreba, History and Eulogies of Monarchs, Part 9
  3. ^ Boyle, John Andrew (1977). The Mongol World Empire, 1206-1370. Variorum Reprints. ISBN 978-0-86078-002-1.

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