Kahib was built between the 8th and 10th centuries by the Avars. It is located in Shamilsky district of central Dagestan.
The word ” Kahib ” is derived from the Georgian word ” Kahi “, which means scarce highland.
The old and current village are divided by a river valley, which also made the old village hard to access.
Its walls, like many structures of the Caucasus mountains, are adorned with pagan symbolism and solar signs, part of their religion before the conversion to Islam.
Symbols of the pre-muslim Pagan religion
Kahib in 1923
Sogratl’ is an Avar village situated in Gunibsky district in the mountains of Dagestan. Avars are an ethnic Caucasus people and 90% of the population in Russia is located in the mountains of Dagestan. Not far from the village is the Vatan Memorial – dedicated to the battle fought in 1741 by the united forces of Dagestan against foreign invaders.