THE SUMBULLU ( HYCIANTH ) CHURCH

The church is in the same direction as the Church of Agacalti and is 250m northwest of it. The place was actually built as a two stored monastery. On the lower floor is the church, and on the upper level is a barrel-vaulted chamber, access to which is gained with stairs. The facade has 3 niches and two arched doors. On the architrave's above the columns is a series of blind niches for decoration. The low dome is located to the east of the church with a flat ceiling and one nave. Each of the two naves, one to the north and one to the south, has one apse. The one in the north is barrel vaulted and the one in the south has a flat ceiling. The church is dated to the end of the 10th century and the beginning of the 11th century.

Scenes: On the dome is Jesus Pantocrator. On the apse conch are Mother Mary between Michael and Gabriel, Annunciation, Koimesis (Falling Asleep of Mother Mary), Presentation of Jesus to the Temple, Three Young Men in the Fiery Furnace, and paintings of saints.

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