: Ferhatlı
: Turkey
: The Marchlands, Northeastern Turkey
: 41° 03’ N, 42° 00’ E
: Georgian
:

Ferhatlı [Georg: Akhiz or Aḫiza] is a very large garrison fortress, primarily of Georgian construction (4th – 13th c), which was restored in the 5th c. by King Vakhtang I Gorgasal and became the seat of a bishop.  Its impressive circuit wall and battlements guarded (along with Ardanuç) the road from Artvin to Ardahan.

 

Ref: Marchlands 2, pp. 170-171.

 

Additional photos are in the reference above.

(Site description written and references compiled by Robert W. Edwards)

: Akhiz, Aḫiza, ახიზა, Ferhatli


Site Album Images Description Author Year Cultures
Fh
1
Site Plan(s)
Robert W. Edwards
1983
Georgian
6
B&W Photographs
Robert W. Edwards
1983
Georgian
4
Color Transparencies
Robert W. Edwards
1983
Georgian