Mukhurisi

Mukhurisi or Samokalako[1] (English: The province of towns), is a historical place in West Georgia and was the central province of Lazica. Mukhurisi was located in a strategical location. The main trade routes in Lazica was passing through Mukhurisi.

GeographyEdit

It is located in a plain area, between the rivers of Rioni and Tskhenistsqali. The most fertile soils of Colchis Kingdom was located in that area.[2]

HistoryEdit

It is claimed that name of the area was derived from castle called Mukhrisi, which exact location is unknown. First mention about Mukhurisi was in VI. or VII. century.

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ Tretʹi︠a︡kov, Petr Nikolaevich (1961). Contributions to the ancient history of the U. S. S. R: with special reference to Transcaucasia: selections from The outline of history of the U. S. S. R. [edited] by P. N. Tretiakov and A. L. Mongait. Translated by Vladimir M. Maurin. Edited by Henry Field and Paul Tolstoy. Peabody Museum. p. 104. ISBN 9780404526436. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  2. ^ Salia, Kalistrat (1983). History of the Georgian nation. N. Salia. p. 96. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  • მუსხელიშვილი დ., ქსე, ტ. 7, გვ. 232, თბ., 1984