Church of Kish, Sheki

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Marvel at the early medieval stonemasonry of Church of Kish, also known as The Albanian Church in Sheki. Home to Georgian bishops in the 10th century, the site has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, while the stone church dates back to the 12th century. Admire a dome with a cross on the interior. The church houses a small museum of archeological artifacts found on location, including some ancient pottery, a burial mound with skeletal remains, wall foundations of an ancient 2nd century BCE temple, and a crypt of the 3rd century CE. A bust of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who traced Scandinavian gods to modern-day Azerbaijan, stands opposite the church. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Church of Kish by using our Sheki online holiday planner.
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  • What an insight to the depth of the merging of Early Church and and Caucuses history. How fortunate that it is preserved.  more »
  • Amazing place to visit - just when you think you can’t take another nutsy driver, cobblestone, or pothole - here’s this church, possibly the oldest in the world, in the center of a little town with a....  more »
  • Oh my god its so enjoyable place a lot pf flowers and nice place .i walk from the bridge to church .so lovely
  • This is the one of sheki albanian churches Good views

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