Maghas

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Maghas within medieval Alania (10th-12th century), according to Ossetian historian Ruslan Suleymanovich Bzarov.

Maghas or Maas --more properly, Mags/Maks--was the capital city of Alania,[1] a medieval kingdom in the Greater Caucasus. It is known exclusively from Islamic sources and its location is uncertain, with some authors favouring North Ossetia and others pointing to Arkhyz in modern-day Karachay–Cherkessia, where three 10th-century churches still stand. The destruction of Maghas is ascribed either to the Mongols. Some Russian geographers like D.V.Zayats pointing to Ingushetia:

D.V.Zayats, Russian education journal Pervoe Sentyabrya, Geography, 2001 [2]

Nowadays capital city of Ingushetia is called Magas.

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