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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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Georgia is the kingdom that is nearest to this: its end goes eastward to the great mountain Abior (Elbruz), and from Turkey as far as the Great Sea, and thence to the Medes and to Armenia. And one of the kingdoms of this country, Georgia, is subject to Magnus Khan; but he has not been able to conquer the kingdom of Abcas (Abchasia) because of its strength. And there is a journey of four days round it, and in it is Hamson (Hamshen) in a dark land where nothing on earth is seen, and fear forbiddeth any man in the world to enter that mist: howbeit the folk that are nearest to it say that they often hear the crowing of cocks and the voices of human beings.