Saro megaliths

 Saro Megaliths (Region of Samtskhe-Javakheti)

The  megalithic fortresses of Saro, could be connected either with the Hellenic or an earlier era. The road map, made by Castor, the Roman geographer of the second half of the 4th century, must also confirm it. On the map the road from Artasaan to Sebastopol (from Armenia to present Sukhumi) who crosses Javakheti, these megalithic fortresses also mentioned,

The old cyclopean forts  seem to have been used later as well. These big and complexly planned „Cyclopean“ forts have crenellated walls, within which are two-story buildings.  They can be regarded as temporary shelters during times of upheaval for tribal chiefs along with their servants and part of the population as well. Cult rituals might have been conducted there, something that could be established by archaeological excavation.The 12th-century inscription in Saro informs us of the fort renewal.


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