Church of St Mary at Mount Naranco (year 848)
The church of St Mary at Mount Naranco is a Roman Catholic, Asturian pre-Romanesque church, which lies on the slope of Mount Naranco. It is situated 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Oviedo, Spain. Ramiro I of Asturias ordered it to be built as...
Hermitage St Christine of Lena
St Christine of Lena (Spanish: Santa Cristina de Lena) is a Roman Catholic Asturian pre-Romanesque hermitage from 9th century CE located in Lena , about 25 km south of Oviedo, Spain. It was declared UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985. The...
Colchis & Iberia in Antiquity
Colchis (western Georgia) and Kartli/Iberia (eastern and southern Georgia) were important regions in the Caucasus area of Eurasia from the Bronze Age of the 15th century BCE. Prospering through agriculture and trade, the region attracted...
Verrco Sculpture from Ancient Iberia
This verraco of a pig is made of granite and dates from the 3rd-1st century BCE. It was created by members of the Vettonian culture of ancient Iberia and was found in the Spanish province of Ávila. Verracos were sculptures of male beasts...
Kartli/Iberia Coin of Prince Stephanos I
Kartli/Iberia coin of Prince Stephanos I, first emission. Silver. Weight – 2,9 gr. d=28mm. Obverse: Ohrmazd IV to the right. Legend in Pehlevi: hrm – aphzu (Ohrmazd Augustus). This is placed within onefold circle of the dots. Four Georgian...
Warrior Stela from Bronze Age Iberia
This stela is from Solana de Cabañas (Cabañas del Castillo, Cáceres), Spain and dates from the Late Bronze Age. It is made of slate, and it was unearthed in the late 19th century CE. This was the first specimen to be discovered in a series...
Stela of Hernán Pérez VI from Bronze Age Iberia
This granite stela dates from the Early or Middle Bronze Age. It was discovered in Cáceres, Spain. (Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid)
Early Bronze Age Bell Beakers from Iberia
These clay bell beakers come from the Early Bronze Age necropolis of Ciempozuelos (Cuesta de la Reina, Madrid), Spain and they were found during excavations conducted in the late 19th century CE. (Ciempozuelos was the first Bell-Beaker necropolis...
Kartli/Iberia. Prince Gurgen’s Drachms
Silver. The weights range from 2,70gr. to 2,98 gr. d=26/28-28/31mm. Obverse: Ohrmazd IV to the right. Legend in Pehlevi: hrm – aphzu (Ohrmazd Augustus). This is placed within onefold circle of the dots. Above two Asomtavruli letters...
Kartli/Iberia. Prince Juansher’s Drachm
Silver. Weight – 2,73 gr. d=24/25 mm. Obverse: Ohrmazd IV to the right. Legend in Pehlevi: hrm – aphzu (Ohrmazd Augustus). This is placed within onefold circle of the dots. Above two Asomtavruli letters ႿႭ for the name Jonber//Juansher...