Monday - Telavi Alaverdi

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Next we went to the cathedral of St George at Alaverdi. Founded by Joseph one of the Syrian fathers. The present church was built in the 11th century. One of the largest medieval churches in Georgia. The cathedral was built in tufa.
The frescos date from the 11th to 13th, and 15th centuries. The Russians white washed them in the 19th, and uncovered them and restored them from 1967.

Video clip of Nino Chincharauli talking about the cathedral
Video clip of a cart with wood going by