Georgia covers 27,657 square miles (71,632 square kilometers), about twice the area of Belgium.
The Greater Caucasian mountain range rises in the north and the Southern Georgian Highlands in the south. Between the mountains lie fertile lowlands with orchards and vineyards. Ethnic Georgians number 3.8 million and make up 70 percent of the population in Georgia.
Despite being bulky and notoriously inaccurate with a short effective range, these ancient guns caused substantial casualties for more than two centuries.
The shortest were less than 6 inches long and the longest stretched to more than 20 inches in length. Read more The indelible image of a pirate is a scruffy cutthroat brandishing a cutlass and a flintlock pistol while yelling, "Arrgh, matey! Muzzle-loading flash-powder weapons fired by a piece of flint striking cold steel, antique flintlock pistols are some of the most basic firearms in existence.
This Masterpiece Classics series is of course a PBS extravaganza that has resulted in a new craze for corsets, cloche hats, High Tea and cravats, not to mention an even greater obsessive love for British country “homes”…
and by homes I mean the singular spectacle that isand has been in their family since it was constructed.
The Carnarvon family have lived at Highclere since 1679, and the current Highclere Castle stands on the site of an earlier house, which in turn was built on the foundations of the medieval palace owned by the Bishops of Winchester for some 800 years!
The Georgians' architecture, language, literature, and cooking draw upon Persian, Arabic, Greek, and Russian sources.
Georgians probably developed a national identity around the tenth century .
Of course one can NOT speak of Downton Abbey without giving proper homage to the Divine Dame Maggie Smith; her Dowager Countess’ one-liners alone are reason enough to watch the program and relish every utterance and facial expression, Maggie Smith is divine!