The castle of Tsikusdziri is believed by many to be the fortified city of Petra, (not to be confused with Petra in Jordan) mentioned in late antique sources and built by the Byzantines. This identification seems to be because a better candidate has not been located. Tsikusdziri lacks the harbour a trading centre like Petra would have required. Nevertheless the association of Tsikusdziri with Petra is mostly accepted.
Date of Visit
25th May 2015
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Joshua Bryant, “Tsikusdziri/Petra,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed July 31, 2021, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/287.