Shio-Mgvime Monastery

Shio-Mgvime Monastery

Shio-Mgvime Monastery (the cave of Shio) is a medieval monastic complex located near the town of Mtskheta in Georgia. According to a historic tradition, it was founded by the 6th-century monk Shio, one of the Thirteen Assyrian Fathers who came to Georgia as Christian missionaries. The monastery was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 as part of the historical monuments of Mtskheta.

Site Information

Country: Georgia

District: Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region

Site History: 6th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Christian

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Georgian Orthodox Church Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: Historical Monuments of Mtskheta

Date of Inscription: 1994

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