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  • King Gorgasali -- Monument over River Mtkvari - T'bilisi
 

Vakhtang Gorgasali's monument is located next to Metechi church and can be seen from various locations in Tbilisi. This is the King that fought Persians and who decided to move the capital from Mtskheta to its present location. The legend says that on one of his hunting trips he managed to kill a phasane who fall into river Mtkvari. When king's bodyguards retrieved the phasane it turned out that it was boiled, because the water was hot on that place. The name Tbilisi means Worm (Tbili is warm).

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  • Written May 20, 2007
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