THE CHURCH OF St. GEORGE (KIRKDAMALTI)

This church is built on an irregular hexagonal plan, and has a flat ceiling and one apse, which is now collapsed. Graves are situated in the floor and in niches. According to the inscription in the niche to the northeast, the donor of the church was a Georgian princess called Tamara, who also donated the land to the Church.

An inscription on one of the graves reads, "Purify our souls from sin, like the soul of a religious man ........ your servant". The church was built between 1283 and 1295 during the times of the Seljuk Sultan Mesud II and the Byzantine Emperor Andronikos II.

Scenes: In the demolished apse Deesis, Nativity, Transfiguration, Crucifixion, Ascension, Koimesis (Falling Asleep of Mother Mary), Vow to St. George and portraits of saints.

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