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In Greek mythology, the Golden Fleece is the fleece of the gold-hair winged ram, which was held in Colchis. The fleece is a symbol of authority and kingship. It figures in the tale of the hero Jason and his band of Argonauts, who set out on a quest for the fleece by order of King Pelias. Through the help of Medea, they acquire the Golden Fleece.
Everyone knows this story, but who knows where Colchis was? It was in Georgia!
Kutaisi is Georgia's second largest city, legislative capital, and the capital of the western region of Imereti. Archeological evidence indicates that the city functioned as the capital of the kingdom of Colchis as early as the second millennium BC.
It is a nice city and almost totally absent on TE. Near Kutaisi there are two Unesco Heritage sited, the monasteries of Gelati and Bagrati, and a beautiful monastery of Motsameta.
Here I present Fountain of Kolkhida. This fountain was built in 2011 by David Gogichaishvili. Fountain has 30 gold plated statues. Statues are copies of those, which were found during archaeological excavations in Kolkhida lowland and belong to the Kolchida bronze culture.
The photo was made early in the morning when it was still cloudy. On the right side you can see “Tamada” - original statue belongs to VII century BC and was founf in Vani, near Kutaisi.
A tamada is a Georgian toastmaster at a Georgian Supra (feast) or at a Russian wedding. I saw the copies of this sculpture also in Tbilisi and Sighnaghi.
Two other views I will post as workshops.

Even if not speciallly good photos, I hope you will find it interesting. I presented lately well known places, so now something new.

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