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John the Baptist, a bell tower, the church of Shio, St.
Mary’s Assumption Cathedral with its tower, refectory, and rock-cut caves - reservoirs, clergy houses, a spring, a water supply system and the Ascension Church. Zedazeni The Zedazeni complex is located 6 km south of the village of Saguramo, on the top of a mountain covered in deep forests. John the Baptist, a fortress, and monastic cave cells. Ilia Chavchavadze Saguramo State Museum The museum complex includes the residence, auxiliary buildings, and the family vineyards of the famous Georgian writer and public figure Ilia Chavchavadze (1837-1907).
Archeological findings on the territory of Armaztsikhe include segments of wall, towers, structures of the royal residence, and the ruins of the burial vault. Currently, the remains of the fortress occupy 30 hectares.
The fortress used to control the road to bordering countries beyond the Caucasus. Monastery of Shio-Mgvime The monastery is located 8 km from Mtskheta, on the left bank of the Mtkvari River.
Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of Mtskheta’s status as a major trading post.
Glass perfume bottles, Greek and Aramaic writings, pottery, metalwork and jewelry have all been unearthed in abundance here, and many examples are on show in the town’s museum.
Just 20 km from Tbilisi, at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, the city is located on an ancient trade route.
Nino converted the country to Christianity in around 337 AD.
Although the capital was moved to the more easily defended Tbilisi at the beginning of the VI century, Mtskheta continued to be the coronation and burial place of Georgian kings, and the seat of the Patriarch, who is also known as the Bishop of Mtskheta.
The museum preserves memorial items and manuscripts from the writer, photo portraits of famous XIX century Georgian public figures and photographs reflecting the time period.
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