Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mtskheta - Georgia

Georgia is a new country in my collection and Mtskheta is a new Unesco site. Due to its historical significance and numerous ancient monuments, the Historical Monuments of Mtskheta became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
Mtskheta is one of the oldest cities in Georgia and is located approximately 20 kilometers north of Tbilisi.

On this card, sent by Lídia, there's the Samtavro Monastery Bell Tower. According to legend, St. Nino actually lived on this site and prayed within the smaller of its two extant churches. This small church dates from the 4th century. The larger church on this site was built in the 11th century and contains the graves of Mirian, the Georgian king who adopted Christianity, and his wife. - in:

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