Georgia pp 122-130 | Cite as


  • Peter Nasmyth


Of the many cult shrines dotted around the world, the one focusing on the town of Gori in central Georgia must count as among the more genuinely surreal. A smallish industrial town of about 60,000, 90km west of Tbilisi, Gori is a lethargic, valley community with little to lift its name out of the dust save one crumbling castle and one similarly collapsing legend. Yet to its inhabitants, this legend is all.


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