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Akhiza, Cathedral

Location: Akhiza (Current Ferhatli), Artvin Province
Place: Turkey, Klarjeti
Dedication: Unknown
Category: Built
Type: Other, Unknown
Date/Period: 5th-6th cc.
Layers of the Murals: One layer



The cathedral on the territory of Akhiza Fortress was built during the reign of King Vakhtang Gorgasali, while conducting renovation and restoration by the local Duke Artavaz. Akhizi Eparchy ceased to exist as a consequence of Arab invasions in the mid-seventh century, whereas the cathedral must have been destroyed following the conquest of Tao-Klarjeti by Ottomans.