Petra Fortress

Petra Fortress

Petra is an ancient fortified town located on the eastern Black Sea coast in Adjara region of Georgia. It was founded in the 6th century AD by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I. It served as an important Byzantine outpost in the Caucasus and, due to its strategic location, became a battleground of the (541-562 AD) Lazic War between Rome and Sasanian Persia.

Site Information

Country: Georgia

District: Adjara Region

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 6th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Byzantine

Later Cultures: Byzantine

Site Features: Byzantine Monuments

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