TAO-KLARJETI. This is a general name introduced by scholars to identify the medieval Georgian cultural heritage located in northeastern provinces of today’s Turkey. For its name the geographical areas and historical principalities of Tao and Klarjeti were chosen. Besides Tao and Klarjeti the area comprises historical Shavsheti (Shavshat), Erusheti, Artaani (Ardahan), Chrdili (Childir) Lake, Artvini (Artvin), Kola (Gole), Oltisi (Oltu), and Speri (Ispir)...

Virtual Tao-Klarketi today is much more than immovable monuments located in provinces of Ardahan, Artvin, Kars and Erzrum. Many samples of art as well as historical documents kept in museums and archives of Georgia, Turkey and other European countries together with heritage that doesn’t exist anymore but were originated from and related to this area – form the virtual world of Tao-Klarjeti.

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