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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
ANCIENT BATHS

According to myth, King Vakhtang I of Iberia was hunting with his falcon, which fell into sulfur hot water springs. Impressed by the discovery, the king built the baths. Around them, the capital of Georgia was born: Tbilisi (meaning "warm location").

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Camera: Canon EOS 700D
Copyright: © Nick Bagrationi