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The Archives preserve a wealth of material about Svetitskhoveli, including historical documents, manuscripts, photos and video footage.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.
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.