Shorapani

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Shorapani
Town
Official seal of Shorapani
Seal
Shorapani is located in Georgia (country)
Shorapani
Shorapani
Location of the town of Shorapani in Georgia
Coordinates: 42°06′N 43°07′E / 42.100°N 43.117°E / 42.100; 43.117
Country  Georgia
Mkhare Imereti
District Zestafoni District
Time zone Georgian Standard Time (UTC+4)

Shorapani (Georgian: შორაპანი) is a small Georgian town, situated in the Zestafoni District, part of the region of Imereti. Founded in the 3rd century BC, it served as a residence of the eristavi (dukes) of Argveti (also known as the Duchy of Shorapani) in the Antiquity and the early Middle Ages.

Near the town are the ruins of a fortress, mentioned as Sarapana by Strabo and Sarapanis by Procopius as a strong position on the road that led from Colchis to Iberia.

Detail from a map of Rigobert Bonne, published in Geneve in 1780. The detail shows Shorapani (Serapana), Georgia

Legends[edit]

Shorapani (Sarapanis) is the toponymy, that is mentioned in old Greek mythology. That was Sarapanis that Jason and his Argonaut friends approached during their travel in old Colchis (Kolkhida).

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Coordinates: 42°06′N 43°07′E / 42.100°N 43.117°E / 42.100; 43.117