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This is a brief essay explaining why Georgian mountain sites and traditional places of worship have been included on the website. It briefly discusses the possibility that there is some historical overlap between Christian and traditional vernacular religious beliefs in the Georgian mountain cultures and offers a brief discussion of this along with an introductory bibliography to the subject.
This section of the website reports the community initiatives that have been undertaken in relation to this research. Due to the war in Syria, this work has concentrated on engagement with different groups in Georgia. There has been a particular focus on educational programmes organised in partnership with the Simon Janashia State Museum of Georgia (the Georgian National Museum) with funding from the University of Exeter. The work is currently ongoing and it is hoped that the project will continue after the Architecture and Asceticism project is completed in October 2017.