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March 08, 2014

Towers of Svaneti

"Svans -- a subgroup of Georgians, who speak their own unwritten Svan language, practice blood revenge and sing complicated polyphonic vocal songs -- were the traditional gatekeepers of mountain passes, and since the time immemorial have been hardy survivors, the archetypal highland warriors. Every household in Svaneti is a true fortress."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 8, 2014 07:48 AM