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Telovani, Church of Holy Cross

Location: Former village Telovani, Mtskheta Municipality
Place: Georgia, Shida Kartli
Dedication: Holy Cross
Category: Built
Type: Domed Church, Semi Croix Libre
Date/Period: 8th c.
Renovation/Reconstruction: 18th c.
Layers of the Murals: Two layers

First Layer of Murals  Second Layer of Murals


In the interior of the church, different layers of plastering have preserved 28 incised and fresco inscriptions dating to the ninth-eleventh centuries. They are outlined in capital and minuscule script, and there is one written in modern lay script dating to the 15th -16th centuries. They are mainly historical or liturgical-hymnographical and do not provide any direct account about construction, renovation or painting of the church.