Georgian National Archives create webpage honoring Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

Items photographed during a scientific expedition in Mtskheta in the 1900s. Photo: Dimitri Ermakov, National Archives of Georgia., 14 Oct 2021 - 13:21, Tbilisi,Georgia

The National Archives of Georgia have created a special webpage dedicated to Georgia’s legendary Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. 

The Archives preserve a wealth of material about Svetitskhoveli, including historical documents, manuscripts, photos and video footage. These materials are now available online to anyone interested in the history of the renowned cathedral.

  • Read more about Svetitskhoveli here.

The Svetitskhoveli cathedral, an 11th century Orthodox church located in Georgia’s ancient capital of Mtskheta, is listed among UNESCO’s world heritage sites. Known as the burial site of Christ’s mantle, Svetitskhoveli is revered for its frescoes and medieval architecture.

On October 14, Georgia celebrates Mtskhetoba-Svetitskhovloba, a national holiday honoring the ancient city of Mtskheta and its famous Svetitskhoveli cathedral.