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Oct/20

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The City of the Dead in Dargavs

Dargavs is a small village located in the Republic of North Ossetia – Alania, about 36 km southwest of Vladikavkaz. The area where the village is located has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. A large number of archaeological sites have been discovered here.

The village is very rich in various architectural monuments. The main one is the so-called “City of the Dead” – an old necropolis consisting of 97 stone memorials, which from afar resemble a small mountain village. It is the largest surviving burial of this type in Russia. Dargavs on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexey Zhirukhin.

The City of the Dead in Dargavs, North Ossetia, Russia, photo 1

unique necropolis

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In the Caucasus there are a lot of interesting and beautiful places and one of them is Digoria located in the western part of the Republic of North Ossetia – Alania, on the northern slope of the Main Caucasian ridge.

Digoria, named after the local ethnic group of Ossetians-Digorians, is located on the territory of the Digorsky and Irafsky districts of North Ossetia. The mountainous part of Digoria is the most popular among travelers. Photos by: Andrei Kireev.

Mountainous Digoria, North Ossetia, Russia, photo 1

beautiful mountain scenery

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Stolovaya is a flat mountain (3,003 meters) located on the border of the Republic of Ingushetia and the Republic of North Ossetia in the North Caucasus. In Russian the word “stol” means “table”.

This mountain, depicted on the state emblem of Ingushetia, is visible from Magas, the capital of Ingushetia, and Vladikavkaz, the capital of North Ossetia (also depicted on the emblem of Vladikavkaz). Stolovaya Mountain on Google Maps. Photos by: Timur Agirov.

Climbing Stolovaya Mountain, Caucasus, Russia, photo 1

climb to the top of Stolovaya Mountain

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