Dort Kilisa I


Nino Bagrationi
Giorgi Bagrationi
Giorgi Bagrationi
Gia Shervashidze

The double-apsed church of Dort Kilisa stands in a valley near the Dort Kilise triconch church. Although badly damaged, it preserves in a better shape than other churches. The church has two naves. Presumably it was built as a hall church and was later enlarged by adding to it a two-apsed church. The apses are located on the west and the east. Whether the central square bay was covered with a vault or a spherical surface is difficult to establish. The church is built of neatly hewn stone arranged in even courses. No trace of inscription or decorations has survived.