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Ancient Kahib, Dagestan (Eastern Caucasus mountains)

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Kahib is one of the oldest villages of Dagestan, built between 8th and 10th century by Avars. It is located in Shamilsky district, in central Dagestan.

The word ” Kahib ” is derived from the Georgian word ” Kahi “, which means scarce highland. Old Kahib was known throughout the Caucasus as impregnable structure (as were many of Dagestan’s mountain villages).

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Kahib in 1923

Kahib in 1923

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