• The Rhodian Peristyle built in the time of Emperor Augustus ( 27 B.C. -A.D. 14) and dedicated to Julius Caesar  and the goddess Roma then Augustus & Artemis. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
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The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
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At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Matera view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera from inside a Sassi cave, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Panoramic ew of "la Gravina" ravine and the Sassi of Matera, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
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The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
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At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Panoramic long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
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At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Pictures & Images of the statues of around the tomb of Commagene King Antochus 1 on the top of Mount Nemrut, Turkey. Stock photos & Photo art prints. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8–9 m/26–30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods. The photos show the broken statues on the  2,134 m (7,001 ft)  mountain. 1
  • Pictures of the statues of around the tomb of Commagene King Antochus 1 on the top of Mount Nemrut, Turkey. Stock photos & Photo art prints. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8–9 m/26–30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods. The photos show the broken statues on the  2,134 m (7,001 ft)  mountain. 1
  • Long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Panoramic long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Vew of "la Gravina" ravine and the Sassi of Matera, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
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The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Panoramic long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Panoramic long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Panoramic long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Panoramic long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
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At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric tholos shaped interior of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC), Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia..
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric p[assageway inside the walls  of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC), Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric p[assageway inside the walls  of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC), Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Ruins of a Zoroastrian Fire Temple at Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road ,  Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Seljuk Turk Mosque of Ebul Minuchihr (Minuchir) built in 1072, Ani archaelogical site on the ancient Silk Road  , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Seljuk Turk Mosque of Ebul Minuchihr (Minuchir) built in 1072, Ani archaelogical site on the ancient Silk Road  , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Ruins of the Armenian City walls built by  King Smbat (977–989) of Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road ,Turkey
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road ,  Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road ,  Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road ,  Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road ,  Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road ,  Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road ,  Anatolia, Turkey
  • Picture of The north  gate forms part of a fortification system built at Hierapolis in late 4th century Theodosian times. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of The north Byzantine gate forms part of a fortification system built at Hierapolis in late 4th century Theodosian times. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of the Roman North Gate built by Domitian. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of St Philip Gate road.  Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of the Roman North Gate built by Domitian. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of the Roman North Gate built by Domitian. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of St Philip Gate ruins.  Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
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The St. Philip Gate <br />
The gate is situated on the north-eastern side of the defensive walls built under the Emperor Theodosius in the late 4th century. Its importance is indicated by the presence of the two towers that flank the opening The gate was used by pilgrims heading for the summit of the hill on which stood the sanctuary of St. Philip, one of the twelve apostles of Christ. According to tradition the Saint was martyred in Hierapolis.
  • The Seljuk Turk Mosque of Ebul Minuchihr (Minuchir) built in 1072, Ani archaelogical site on the ancient Silk Road  , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Medieval Gothic Door Arch infront of The Seljuk Turk Mosque of Ebul Minuchihr (Minuchir) built in 1072, Ani archaelogical site on the ancient Silk Road  , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Armenian script over thr door of the cathedral of Ani, Also known as Surp Asdvadzadzin (church of the Holy Mother of God), its construction was started in the year 989, under King Smbat II.  Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Ruins of the Armenian City walls built by  King Smbat (977–989) of Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road ,Turkey
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road ,  Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road ,  Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road ,  Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road ,  Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road ,  Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road ,  Anatolia, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the interior medieval frescoes depicting the Asumption of the Virgin. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior medieval fresco depicting a Georgian King and Queen. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior medieval frescoes. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior main aisle and apse fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior Iconostasis screen and icons.  The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road ,  Anatolia, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework window decorations, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework cross decorations, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral rich interior frescoes, 16th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Georgian Orthodox church of the Virgin, early 17th century, Ananuri castle complex, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior bas relief Georgian stone work of a crucifix and angel figures,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.<br />
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The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. Above the main door is a geometric stone relief of a crucifix which is the whole height of the facade. Either side of the crucifix are reliefs of the tree of life below which are reliefs of naive style angels.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
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The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Samtavro Transfiguration Church and Nunnery of St. Nino in Mtskheta, Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The small domed church of the Samtavro Monastery was originally built in the 4th century. The first Georgian Christian monarchs,  King Mirian and Qween Nana are buried here.
  • Pictures & images of the interior medieval frescoes depicting the Asumption of the Virgin. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior medieval frescoes depicting the Asumption of the Virgin. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior medieval frescoes depicting the Asumption of the Virgin. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior fresco depicting 13th-century depiction of the "Beast of the Apocalypse" and figures of the Zodiac. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior fresco depicting 13th-century depiction of the "Beast of the Apocalypse" and figures of the Zodiac. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior fresco depicting 13th-century depiction of the "Beast of the Apocalypse" and figures of the Zodiac. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior fresco depicting 13th-century depiction of the "Beast of the Apocalypse" and figures of the Zodiac. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior fresco depicting 13th-century depiction of the "Beast of the Apocalypse" and figures of the Zodiac. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior fresco depicting 13th-century depiction of the "Beast of the Apocalypse" and figures of the Zodiac. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the 14th-century copy of the aedicule shrine of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the 14th-century copy of the aedicule shrine of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior main aisle and apse fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior cupola fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior cupola fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior cupola fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the 17th century ciborium under which the robe of Jesus is said to have been buried. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the 17th century ciborium under which the robe of Jesus is said to have been buried. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior Iconostasis screen and icons.  The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior Iconostasis screen and icons.  The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior apse fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior Iconostasis screen and icons.  The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior Iconostasis screen and icons.  The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior apse fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior apse fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior Iconostasis screen and icons.  The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior apse fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the exterior and wall around the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the exterior and wall around the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the exterior and wall around the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the exterior and wall around the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the exterior and wall around the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Close up picture & image of the exterior and cupola of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Close up picture & image of the exterior and cupola of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the exterior of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the exterior of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Close up picture & image of the exterior and cupola of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the exterior of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Close up picture & image of the exterior and cupola of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Close up picture & image of the exterior and cupola of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Close up picture & image of the exterior and cupola of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Close up picture & image of the exterior and cupola of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the gate house and bell tower of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the gate house and bell tower of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the gate house and bell tower of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels on the north wall of the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting scenes from left to right: Prince Bagrat, King George II, Queen Helen, King Bagrat III of Imereti.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine apse fresco of Theotokos, depicting the Virgin Mary, the  Mother of God, and child,  in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church St George, 13th century, depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary. The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting saints.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine mosaics and frescoes in the interior of the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106. The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting scenes from the life of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of Gelati Georgian Orthodox churches bell tower with  St Nicholas church, 13th century, behind. The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of Gelati Georgian Orthodox church of St. Nicholas, 13th century.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the central cupolas of Gelati Georgian Orthodox church of St George. The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of Gelati Georgian Orthodox churches of (foreground) St George, 13th century, (behind) Church of the Virgin, 1106. The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Picture of Tomb Tomb 114 "tomb of curses" of the North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
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TOMB 114 (Second half of the 2nd century AD) <br />
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The tomb lies on the left hand side of the road and is enclosed by a perimeter wall; it rests on a base withifiree steps, with a bench piked(1 front of it. Inside are three beds and the ossuary. On the roof, a sarcophagus, broken as result of an <br />
earthquake, bears an inscription mentioning the occupant Aelios Apollinarios and his wife Neratia Apollonis. On the facade is an inscription of great interest which refers to the punishment inflicted on those who violate the sepulchre: as well as the usual fines, it invokes diseases, misfortunes and punishments in the next world. This inscription has led to the building being named the Tomb of the Curses.
  • Picture of a Roman raised sarcophagus of the North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of  A18 of the Tomb North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
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Tomb A 18 ( 1st century AD) <br />
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The building, one of the most representative and best conserved of the North Necropolis, has the shape of a small temple, built to a square plan with regular walls. The facade is framed by projecting pilasters; the roofing slabs rest on the, two frontons and the lateral cornices.- Beneath the base is a subterranean chamber partially carved into of the rock. The two chambers have sepulchral beds along the walls.
  • Picture of Tomb A2 of the North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric doorway with false triangular corbel of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC), Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia..
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road ,  Anatolia, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework of the west wall, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework of the west wall, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework of the west wall, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework depicting saints an St George slaying the dragon, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework depicting saints an St George slaying the dragon, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework depicting saints an St George slaying the dragon, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework window decorations, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework cross decorations, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework window decorations, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework cross decorations, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework window decorations, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework cross decorations, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework pillar decorations, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework window decorations, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework window decorations, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral rich interior frescoes of the altar apse, 16th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral rich interior frescoes of the altar apse, 16th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral rich interior frescoes of Adam & Eve, 16th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral rich interior frescoes of the cupola dome, 16th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral rich interior frescoes of the cupola dome, 16th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral rich interior frescoes of the cupola dome, 16th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral rich interior frescoes, 16th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral rich interior frescoes, 16th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral rich interior frescoes, 16th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral rich interior frescoes, 16th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral rich interior frescoes, 16th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral rich interior frescoes, 16th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Davberi village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Davberi village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Davberi village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Davberi village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Georgian Orthodox church of the Virgin, early 17th century, Ananuri castle complex, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Georgian Orthodox church of the Virgin, early 17th century, Ananuri castle complex, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Georgian Orthodox church of the Virgin, early 17th century, Ananuri castle complex, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Georgian Orthodox church of the Virgin, early 17th century, Ananuri castle complex, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Georgian Orthodox church of the Virgin, early 17th century, Ananuri castle complex, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior bas relief Georgian stone work of the tree of life,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior close up of bas relief Georgian stone work,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list. <br />
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The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. It main portal has intricate geometric Georgian relief stone work
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior bas relief Georgian stone work around the doorway,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.<br />
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The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. It main portal has intricate geometric Georgian relief stone work and in its triangular tympanum are intricate stone carvings with Christ in a mondorla at its centre, and carvings of angels amongst  intricate foliage stone carvings.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior close up of bas relief Georgian stone work around the doorway,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.<br />
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The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. It main portal has intricate geometric Georgian relief stone work and in its triangular tympanum are intricate stone carvings with Christ in a mondorla at its centre, and carvings of angels amongst  intricate foliage stone carvings.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption built in 1689. and a a tower with a stepped pyramidal roof of Svanetian type,  Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
 Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval  fresco of the Madonna and Child Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval fresco of saints on the front door of the Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval interior frescoes of the Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval fresco of St George over the doorway of the Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval interior frescoes of the Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval interior frescoes of the Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the Gate house of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the walls and medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the Walls and gate house of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the cupola of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex from the gate house, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
<br />
At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
<br />
At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
<br />
At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
<br />
At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
<br />
At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
<br />
At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
<br />
The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
<br />
The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
<br />
The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
<br />
The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
<br />
The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.

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