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The stone city of Oplistsikhe

The stone city of Oplistsikhe

Translation results The stone city of Oplistsikhe is located between the cities of Tbilisi and Batumi and 10 kilometers from the city of Gori.

The stone city of Oplistsikhe is located between the cities of Tbilisi and Batumi and 10 kilometers from the city of Gori, and is one of the largest known stone cities. This city was carved and built by slaves on a high rock on the west bank of the Matkvari River during the reign of King David IV. Geologists consider this city one of the oldest cities in Georgia and due to the unique historical monuments of this city in 2007 It has been registered in the World Heritage List
Oplistsikhe literally means the temple of the gods and the fortress of the Lord. In fact, this city is one of the most important relics of the Middle Ages and the time of paganism.
The people of this city believed that the stone city is the place of God and considered it a holy area
Numerous and different caves were built in this city and they were used as places of worship and burial places for people. These caves were distinguished by different motifs. For example, the Mulberry Cave belonged to a royal person and its roof has geometric carvings.
This attraction can be visited from 10 am to 7 pm except Mondays and holidays

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