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Aghtamar monastery and the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

The Aghtamar monastery and cathedral that sit on Aghtamar island were built by Armenians in the 10th century AD. It existed as a monastic site and community until 1915 when the community was destroyed. By 1951 the whole site was abandoned, extensively vandalised and was set for demolition, fortunately it was saved. It has undergone extensive and somewhat damaging restoration in recent years often not sympathetic to the sites original construction. The carvings that adorn its outer walls are among the most fascinating aspects of the Cathedral.

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Akaurta

The Mother of God church in Akaurta is dated C5th-C6th and is a single-naved, apsed building. It has been recently and unsympathetically renovated by the National Agency for the Cultural Preservation of Georgia.

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Akhalsopeli

The ruined church outside the village of Akhalsopeli is believed locally to be dedicated to Davit Gareja. It is a ruined single-naved church of uncertain date.

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Akhmeta

The C6th church in Akhmeta is a small, simple single-naved building.

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Akvaneba

Akvaneba is a small C5th-C6th ruined chapel with an external apse to the south. It stands on a hill to the north of the Bolnisi-Dmanisi road.

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Al Bara

Al Bara is the largest settlement on Jebel Zawiyeh and is famous with visitors because of its distinctive pyramidal-roofed mausolea. It has five churches and one small church with a narthex and short nave is included amongst these pictures.

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Alaverdi

Alaverdi monastery is one of the sites associated with the Thirteen (As)Syrian Fathers and remains one of the most important religious sites in Georgia. It is located in Kakheti in the east of the country, a region dominated by wine production and the monastery is known for its wine. The church is C11th and the walled monastery complex dates from the C17th.

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Amida/Diyarbakir Citadel

The citadel occupies the northeast corner of Diyarbakir's defensive perimeter. The defences consist of a large wall joining the north and east sections of the city wall enclosing an area between the walls in which the fortified citadel mound lies.

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Amida/Diyarbakir's North Wall

A limited snapshot of some of Diyarbakir's northern range of defences. Images primarily of one tower and it's interior. The northern portion of the city walls has seen far more deliberate destruction to facilitate the building of roads wide enough for the modern city.

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Amida/Diyarbakir's South Wall and Mardin Gate

The well preserved southern section of Diyarbakir's very impressive ancient defences and the Mardin gate. The fortifications have been substantially modified and repaired over the centuries.

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