Pictures & Images of Samtsevrisi St Giorgi (St George) Byzantine Church, Georgia (country) - { 16 images } Created 22 Dec 2018

Pictures photos images of St Giorgi (St George) Church, Samtsevrisi, Georgia (country). St Giorgi (St George) Church, Samtsevrisi is a perfect example of a Byzantine “Tree Cross” church with a horseshoe apse laid out as in the Greek Cross style. Built originally in the 7th century of stone St Giorgi (St George) Church stands on the edge of a bluff overlooking the Mtkvari River valley with Samtsevrisi cemetery nearby. In the 15th and 16th centuries the St Giorgi (St George) Church, Samtsevrisi was refurbished at the expense of Merab Tsisishvili, a Georgian noble family with several notable members from the 15th century through the 20th. On May 7th 1940 an earthquake of 6.5 magnitude hit the Imereti region killing 16 people, damaging St Giorgi (St George) Church, Samtsevrisi. Today the church has been repaired and its interior can be visited by asking its Orthodox priest, who lives in a bungalow on the way up the track to the church, for a key. No frescoes remain inside this charming church but when decorated with frescoes the space inside must have been intimate. Download Pictures and images of St Giorgi (St George) Church, Samtsevrisi, or buy as photo art prints on line.

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