Lashkendar

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Lashkendari
Lashkendar.jpg
View of the mountain from Tkvarcheli market square
Highest point
Elevation 1,373 m (4,505 ft)
Coordinates 42°49′51″N 41°43′06″E / 42.83083°N 41.71833°E / 42.83083; 41.71833Coordinates: 42°49′51″N 41°43′06″E / 42.83083°N 41.71833°E / 42.83083; 41.71833
Geography
Lashkendari is located in Georgia
Lashkendari
Lashkendari
Location in Georgia
Location Abkhazia, Georgia

Lashkendari is a mountain in the Georgia Its main summit is 1,373 m (4,505 ft) high. The mountain is one of the seven shrines of the Abkhaz people. There are also ruins of a Christian temple on one of its lesser summits (945 m (3,100 ft)) featuring bas-reliefs of leopards (or possibly dogs). The date of its construction is disputed with estimates ranging from 7th to 11th century.[1]

Temple ruins

Etymology[edit]

Lashkendari or Lashqendari is a Megrelian word and means shaded or north side shkendi/shqerdi/shqedi - north side of a hill, shaded place, north side.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Russian) А.И. Джопуа, А.Ю. Скаков, А.В. Федотова Разведки на горе Лашкендар