Photo: Neeta Lal
The Unesco describes Tbilisi, the fifth-century capital city, standing between Asia and Europe, as a grand sample of Georgian urban heritage, where foreign influences have seeped into the course of the centuries and tradition.
Source: Love of heritage: Traipsing through tantalising Tbilisi, the Georgian capital
Today Georgia is marking the day of its ancient capital Mtskheta and the Svetitskhoveli cathedral, a UNESCO world heritage monument in the city.
Source: Georgia marks day of ancient capital Mtskheta, Svetitskhoveli UNESCO monument
The deteriorating facade of the iconic 6th century Jvari Monastery, which stands perched atop a hill outside the ancient Georgian capital of Mtskheta, will undergo conservation and reinforcement work supported by the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation at the United States Embassy in Tbilisi.
Source: Jvari Monastery UNESCO site set for conservation work with US ambassador fund support
Jvari Monastery is treasured particularly as it was related to the declaration of Christianity as a state religion in Georgia
Source: Jvari Monastery: a special monument in Georgian history
Mtskheta, one of the oldest towns in Georgia, has been named among the 20 most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage sites by the US-based online publication Condé Nast Traveler.
Source: Ancient Georgian town among most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites