Pictures & Images of Ninotsminda Cathedral, Georgia (country) - { 17 images } Created 30 Dec 2018

Pictures photos images of the medieval Georgian Orthodox Ninotsminda Cathedral ruins, 575 AD, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country). Ninotsminda Cathedral was built in 575 AD with a four apse cruciform shaped ground plan which became the model for the the later tetraconch architecture of such churches as Jvari Monastery in Mtskheta. According to historical records Ninotsminda Cathedral was reworked in the 10th and 17th centuries only to be destroyed by an earthquake in 1824 and 1848 after which the Cathedral was abandoned. Today only the eastern apse is standing within which is a 16th century damaged fresco of the Hodgetria, Virgin and Child. Apart from earthquake damage the fresco still shows signs of vandalism inflicted upon it in the form of bullet holes by Dagestani bandits in the 18th and 19th centuries. The ruins of Ninotsminda Cathedral are still surrounded by a fortified curtain wall with a fortified gate house as its entrance. The brock bell tower nect to the Ninotsminda Cathedral ruins dates from 1520 and was built hy King Levan I using staggered geometric brick designs on its exterior influence by Safid Persian designs. Download Pictures & images of the medieval Georgian Orthodox Ninotsminda Cathedral ruins, or buy as photo art prints on line.

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