Uplistsikhe

 

Uplistsikhe (Georgian: უფლისციხე [upʰlistsʰixɛ]; literally, “the lord’s fortress”) is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia, some 10 kilometers east of the town of Gori, Shida Kartli.

Built on a high rocky left bank of the Mtkvari River, it contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages, and is notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures from Anatolia and Iran, as well as the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture.

photos from David Vartumashvili’s blog

 

 

 

 

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