Mtskheta is the ancient capital of Kartli and believed by Georgians to be the first place in the country to accept Christianity in the C4th. It is the location of the national Cathedral, Svetiskhoveli, which is named for the miraculous 'life-giving' pillar at its heart. The confluence of the Aragvi and Mktvari Rivers can be seen most clearly from the hill of Jvari. This confluence is remarked upon as the waters of the two rivers are very different colours and this is clearly visible from above.
Date of Visit
1st to 1st January 1970
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Emma Loosley, “Confluence of the Aragvi and Mktvari Rivers and general view of Mtskheta,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed August 4, 2021, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/80.