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Katskhi Pillar
Katskhi Pillar
06/14/2014
The Katskhi pillar is a natural limestone monolith located at the village of Katskhi in western Georgian region of Imereti, near the town of Chiatura. It is approximately 40 metres (130 ft) high, and overlooks the small river valley of Katskhura, a right affluent of the Q'virila. In historical records, the Katskhi pillar is first mentioned by the 18th-century Georgian scholar Prince Vakhushti, who reports in his Geographic Description of the Kingdom of Georgia: "There is a rock within the ravine standing like a pillar, considerably high. There is a small church on the top of the rock, but nobody is able to ascend it; nor know they how to do that."

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Gabrielito: on 10/13/2014

Poor St. Nino consigned to the satuts of being buried under a store! Actually, we visited the Bodbe convent of St. Nino outside of Sighnaghi. St. Nino, a woman, is one of Georgia's patron saints, and is buried at the Bodbe church. She is credited with bringing Christianity to Georgia in the 4th century, as a 14 year old girl. It is a rich story, to be told another time. Nino is as common a girl's name in Georgia as Maria is in many Roman Catholic countries. The nuns support the convent by selling shrine cards, handicrafts and enamel jewelry.

Cindy: on 02/26/2017

ยท Sorry to say it is not available. Its a custom theme I created for my own personal site and am not interested in releasing it at this timenTha.ks for your comments, giles.

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