Samtavisi is a large C13th church with the remains of a substantial C5th basilica lying directly to the south. This means that they were built side-by-side and raises the question of when the C5th basilica fell out of use and whether the later building was its replacement.
Date of Visit
7th July 2013
Emma Loosley and Giorgi Davituri
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Emma Loosley, “Samtavisi,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed October 17, 2021, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/126.