Uplistsikhe Cave Town, Georgia

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Carole Raddato
published on 27 November 2023
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Uplistsikhe is an ancient rock-hewn town in Georgia, featuring a complex of caves and tunnels carved into the rock. Dating back to the early Iron Age (c. 1000 BCE), it served as a significant political, religious, and cultural centre. The site includes dwellings, a pagan temple, a Christian basilica, and a complex irrigation system, offering a fascinating glimpse into Georgia's rich history.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2023, November 27). Uplistsikhe Cave Town, Georgia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18181/uplistsikhe-cave-town-georgia/

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Raddato, Carole. "Uplistsikhe Cave Town, Georgia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 27, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18181/uplistsikhe-cave-town-georgia/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Uplistsikhe Cave Town, Georgia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Nov 2023. Web. 16 Jul 2024.