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Tkhoti Church of St. Nino

Location: Agaiani, Kaspi Municipality
Place: Georgia, Shida Kartli
Dedication: St. Nino
Category: Built
Type: Domeless Church, Hall church
Date/Period: 7th-8th cc.
Renovation/Reconstruction: 9th-10th cc., 16th c.
Layers of the Murals: One layer



The croix-libre type domed church built in the seventh-eighth centuries was transformed into a hall-type structure in the tenth – eleventh centuries.

Two lapidary and fresco asomtavruli inscriptions dated to the tenth-eleventh centuries are preserved on the façade and in the interior of the church. In the east corner of the south façade the inscription reads: ((ႫႨႣႠ)(ႨႭႰႢ)| Ⴘ Ⴅ Ⴇ | ႢႨ ႸႤ St. George, have mercy on She(?) t(?)); in the interior the painted inscription Ⴀ ႲႴႨႪ is executed on the jamb of the chancel window. They are incomplete and do not contain any direct account about construction, renovation or painting of the church.