Ruins inside Archaeopolis (Nokalakevi), Georgia

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Carole Raddato
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published on 30 November 2023
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Ruins inside the Byzantine Fortress of Archaeopolis (Nokalakevi) and the 6th-century CE Forty Martyrs’ Church, originally built as an aisled basilica and later reconstructed several times and turned into a dome church.

Archaeopolis is a Byzantine city-fortress in ancient Lazica (Colchis) in modern-day western Georgia, commanding the junction of the River Tekhuri and a strategic route to the north. The site played a pivotal part in the 6th-century CE conflict between the Byzantines and the Persians. Excavations in the lower town have revealed substantial stone buildings from the 4th to the 6th century CE, including six churches, two bathhouses, and two royal palaces.

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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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