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Lori Fortress

Lori Fortress
Լոռի բերդ
Lori Province, Armenia
The fortress entrance
Lori Fortress Լոռի բերդ is located in Armenia
Lori Fortress Լոռի բերդ
Lori Fortress
Լոռի բերդ
Coordinates41°00′09″N 44°25′52″E / 41.002638°N 44.4312°E / 41.002638; 44.4312
Site information
Open to
the public
ConditionSome portion of the fortification walls, bath house and other buildings.
Site history
Built byKing David I Anhoghin

Lori Fortress (Armenian: Լոռի բերդ) is an 11th-century Armenian fortress located near the Lori Berd village in Lori Province, Armenia. The fortress was built by David Anhoghin[1] to become the capital of Kingdom of Tashir-Dzoraget in 1065.

The Lori Fortress was the site where the Georgian king Giorgi III of Georgia trapped and besieged his rebellious nephew, Demna of Georgia in 1177.[2]

The fortress was captured by the Mongol commander Chagatai the Elder in 1239.[3]


  • Holding, Nicholas (2006). Armenia: with Nagorno Karabagh. Bradt Travel Guides ltd. p. 161. ISBN 9781841621630. Retrieved 25 July 2011.


  1. ^ A. E. Redgate. The Armenians. — Oxford: Blackwell, 2000. — P. 210.
  2. ^ Kartlis Tskhovreba, History and Eulogies of Monarchs, Part 9
  3. ^ Boyle, John Andrew (1977). The Mongol World Empire, 1206-1370. Variorum Reprints. ISBN 978-0-86078-002-1.

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