Esbek

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Nino Bagrationi
Giorgi Bagrationi
Giorgi Bagrationi
Gia Shervashidze

 
Comprising a 9th century basilica, 14th-15th century hall church, a circuit wall and a porch, an architectural ensemble at Esbek is located on a relatively flat area on the top of a cliff. The basilica is built of rectangular limestone blocks of different sizes arranged in horizontal courses.Terracotta-coloured glazed tile roofing survives in fragments. The middle nave vault is destroyed. The side naves are narrower than the central nave. The proportions are elevated. The lateral naves end in pastaphoria on the east, and are divided from the central nave by means of of double arches. The sanctuary of the basilica preserves fragments of discoloured wall paintings.

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