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გერგეთის სამება / Gergeti Trinity | by Lasha Sukhishvili
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გერგეთის სამება / Gergeti Trinity

Gergeti Trinity Church (Georgian: წმინდა სამება, Tsminda Sameba) is a popular name for Holy Trinity Church near the village of Gergeti in the Republic of Georgia. The church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri (the left tributary of the river Terek), at an elevation of 2170 meters, under Mount Kazbegi.

The Gergeti Trinity Church was built in the 14th century, and is the only cross-cupola church in Khevi province. The separate belltower dates from the same period as the church itself. Its isolated location on top of a steep mountain surrounded by the vastness of nature has made it a symbol for Georgia

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Taken on April 4, 2010