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Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta
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Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta
The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia, is the largest ecclesiastical construction Georgia. According to legend, the cathedral rose on the site of Georgia's first Christian church of the fourty century. Outstanding Georgian architect Arsukisdze built the cathedral in 1010-1029. The cathedral was badly damaged at the end of the XIV century during the invasion of Thamerlane. The cupola was restored in the XV century. The facades are decorated with ornamental carving and reliefs. Worthy of mention are the fragments remaining of the original frescoes. The cathedral is the burial place of Georgian kings. It typifies the high standards of the second heyday of medieval Georgian architecture which falls on the X-XIII centuries.
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