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Nuskhuri
The Georgian scripts
Georgian scripts
are the three writing systems used to write the Georgian language: Asomtavruli, Nuskhuri
Nuskhuri
and Mkhedruli. Although the systems differ in appearance, all three are unicase, their letters share the same names and alphabetical order, and are written horizontally from left to right
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UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists
UNESCO
UNESCO
established its Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage with the aim of ensuring better protection of important intangible cultural heritages worldwide and the awareness of their significance.[1] This list is published by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage and its members are elected by State parties meeting in UN General Assembly. Through a compendium of the different oral and intangible treasures of humankind worldwide, the program aims to draw attention to the importance of safeguarding intangible heritage, which UNESCO
UNESCO
has identified as an essential component and as a repository of cultural diversity and of creative expression.[2][3] The list was established in 2008 when the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage took effect. As of 2010[update] the programme compiles two lists
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Mirian III Of Iberia
Mirian III (Georgian: მირიან III) was a king of Iberia or Kartli
Kartli
(Georgia), contemporaneous to the Roman emperor
Roman emperor
Constantine the Great (r. 306–337). He was the founder of the royal Chosroid dynasty. According to the early medieval Georgian annals and hagiography, Mirian was the first Christian king of Iberia, converted through the ministry of Nino, a Cappadocian female missionary
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Intangible Cultural Heritage Of Georgia
Intangible cultural heritage
Intangible cultural heritage
(Georgian: არამატერიალური კულტურული მემკვიდრეობა) are elements of the cultural heritage of Georgia which are abstract and must be learned, encompassing traditional knowledge including festivals, music, performances, celebrations, handicrafts, and oral traditions. Starting from 2011, 37 items were inscribed on the registry of Georgia's Intangible Cultural Heritage as of August 2017
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UNESCO
The United Nations
United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO;[2] French: Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris
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Epigraphic
Epigraphy
Epigraphy
is the study of inscriptions or epigraphs as writing; it is the science of identifying graphemes, clarifying their meanings, classifying their uses according to dates and cultural contexts, and drawing conclusions about the writing and the writers. Specifically excluded from epigraphy are the historical significance of an epigraph as a document and the artistic value of a literary composition. A person using the methods of epigraphy is called an epigrapher or epigraphist. For example, the Behistun inscription
Behistun inscription
is an official document of the Achaemenid Empire
Achaemenid Empire
engraved on native rock at a location in Iran. Epigraphists are responsible for reconstructing, translating, and dating the trilingual inscription and finding any relevant circumstances. It is the work of historians, however, to determine and interpret the events recorded by the inscription as document
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Bir El Qutt Inscriptions
The Bir el Qutt inscriptions
Bir el Qutt inscriptions
(Georgian: ბირ ელ ყუტის წარწერები, Bir el Qut’is C’arc’erebi) are the Georgian language
Georgian language
Byzantine mosaic inscriptions written in the Georgian Asomtavruli
Asomtavruli
script which were excavated at a St. Theodore Georgian monastery in 1952[1] by an Italian archaeologist Virgilio Canio Corbo near Bir el Qutt, in the Judaean Desert, 6 km south-east of Jerusalem
Jerusalem
and 2 km north of Bethlehem.[2] Georgian inscriptions were found on a mosaic floor.[3][4][5] Two inscriptions are dated the first one AD 388-392, the second one AD 430 and the third one AD 532.[6][7] The monastery where the inscriptions were excavated was founded or rebuilt by the Georgian philosopher and royal prince Peter the Iberian
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Bolnisi Inscriptions
The Bolnisi
Bolnisi
inscriptions (Georgian: ბოლნისის წარწერები) are the Georgian language
Georgian language
inscriptions written in the Georgian Asomtavruli
Asomtavruli
script on the Bolnisi
Bolnisi
Sioni Cathedral, a basilica located in Bolnisi, Bolnisi
Bolnisi
Municipality, Georgia
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Christianization Of Iberia
The Christianization
Christianization
of Iberia (Georgian: ქართლის გაქრისტიანება kartlis gakrist'ianeba) refers to the spread of Christianity
Christianity
in an early 4th century by the sermon of Saint Nino
Saint Nino
in an ancient Georgian kingdom of Kartli, known as Iberia in the Classical antiquity, which resulted in declaring it as a state religion by then-pagan King
King
Mirian III of Iberia
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Kartli
Kartli
Kartli
(Georgian: ქართლი [kʰartʰli] ( listen)) is a historical region in central-to-eastern Georgia traversed by the river Mtkvari
Mtkvari
(Kura), on which Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, is situated. Known to the Classical authors as Iberia, Kartli
Kartli
played a crucial role in the ethnic and political consolidation of the Georgians
Georgians
in the Middle Ages. Kartli
Kartli
had no strictly defined boundaries and they significantly fluctuated in the course of history. After the partition of the kingdom of Georgia in the 15th century, Kartli
Kartli
became a separate kingdom with its capital at Tbilisi
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James R. Russell
James Robert Russell (born in October, 1953, New York City) is a scholar and professor in Ancient Near Eastern, Iranian and Armenian Studies. He has published extensively in journals, and has written several books. He is the Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies at Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, and sits on the executive committee of Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.[2] In July, 2016, Russell became semi-retired and moved his residence to Fresno, California.[1]Contents1 Early life and education 2 Professional 3 Critics 4 Personal life 5 Partial Russell Bibliography5.1 Books 5.2 Scholarly articles 5.3 Popular articles6 Notes 7 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Russell was born in New York City and grew up in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City
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Svan Alphabet
The Svan language
Svan language
(Svan: ლუშნუ ნინ lušnu nin; Georgian: სვანური ენა svanuri ena) is a Kartvelian language spoken in the western Georgian region of Svaneti
Svaneti
primarily by the Svan people.[4][5] With its speakers variously estimated to be between 30,000 and 80,000, the UNESCO
UNESCO
designates Svan as a "definitely endangered language".[6] It is of particular interest because it has retained many archaic features that have been lost in the other Kartvelian languages.Contents1 Features1.1 Familial features 1.2 Distinguishing features2 Distribution 3 History 4 Dialects 5 Phonology5.1 Consonants 5.2 Vowels 5.3 Alphabet6 References6.1 Notes 6.2 General references7 External linksFeatures[edit] Familial features[edit] Like all languages of the Kartvelian family, Svan has a large number of consonants
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Levan Chilashvili
Levan Chilashvili (Georgian: ლევან ჭილაშვილი) (August 17, 1930 – April 26, 2004) was a famous Georgian archaeologist and historian, an academician of the Georgian Academy of Sciences
Georgian Academy of Sciences
(GAS), Meritorious Scholar of Georgia, Doctor of Historical Sciences, and Professor. In 1954, he graduated from the Faculty of History of Tbilisi State University (TSU), where he was also a professor from 1967 until his death in 2004
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Nekresi
Nekresi
Nekresi
(Georgian: ნეკრესი) is a historic town in Kakheti, Georgia, in modern-day Kvareli Municipality, near the village of Shilda. The town was established by king Pharnajom (around 2nd-1st centuries BC). In the 4th century AD, king Thrdat built a church in this place. This church became a refuge to one of the Assyrian fathers, Abibus, in the late 6th century
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Kakheti
Kakheti (Georgian: კახეთი [kʼɑxɛtʰi]) is a region (Georgian: Mkhare) formed in the 1990s in eastern Georgia from the historical province of Kakheti and the small, mountainous province of Tusheti. Telavi is its capital. The region comprises eight administrative districts: Telavi, Gurjaani, Kvareli, Sagarejo, Dedoplistsqaro, Signagi, Lagodekhi and Akhmeta
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Pharnavaz I Of Iberia
Pharnavaz Iiv[›] (Georgian: ფარნავაზ I Georgian pronunciation: [pʰɑrnɑvɑz]) was a king of Kartli, an ancient Georgian kingdom known as Iberia in the Classical antiquity. The Georgian Chronicles credits him with being the first monarch founding the kingship of Kartli
Kartli
and the Pharnavazid dynasty, while another independent chronicles, The Conversion of Kartli
Kartli
makes him the second Georgian monarch
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