Khertvisi Fortress

Khertvisi Fortress

Khertvisi Fortress is one of the oldest fortresses in Georgia and was functional throughout the Georgian feudal period. It is located in Meskheti region in Southern Georgia. The fortress was first built in the 2nd century  BC. The church was built in 985 AD and the present walls were built in 1354 AD.

Site Information

Country: Georgia

District: Samtskhe-Javakheti Region

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 2nd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Iron Age

Later Cultures: Georgian

Site Features: Georgian Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Vardzia-Khertvisi

Date of Submission: 2007

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