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Benisi, Church of St. George

Location: Former Village Benisi, Kaspi Municipality
Place: Georgia, Shida Kartli
Dedication: St. George
Category: Built
Type: Domeless Church, Hall church
Date/Period: 9th c.
Renovation/Reconstruction: Second half of the 10th century; Late Middle Ages
Layers of the Murals: One layer



The church built in the ninth century was repeatedly renovated and restored, which resulted in the northern annex, as well as the bell-tower erected on the south-west. During the renovation of the structure in the second half of the tenth century, a donor relief with a vast inscription was placed as the hoodmold of the window on the east façade of the church (the text is presently damaged), and the interior was embellished with aniconic decoration.