The ecclesiastical complex at Martvili is considered one of the most important groups of Christian architecture in Georgia and is believed to date back to the seventh century. One element of this group is a 'stylite' dwelling. However, as mentioned elsewhere on this site, in Georgia 'stylites' lived in tower houses rather than standing on exposed columns as in Syria and these houses were often in the vicinity of monasteries or churches.
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Emma Loosley, “Martvili,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed December 8, 2023, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/868.