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Mtskheta (Georgian: მცხეთა) is a town in the southeast of the Republic of Georgia with a population of 7,940 (2014). It's one of the oldest settlements of Transcaucasia and was the capital of Georgia from the 2nd to the 5th century ad. Of historical and architectural interest are the Cathedral of Sveti-Tskhoveli, the traditional burial place for the kings of Georgia. On a hilltop outside the town stand the ruins of the Armaz-Tsikhe Castle,[1]

Historical Monuments of Mtskheta

The historic churches of Mtskheta, former capital of Georgia, are outstanding examples of medieval religious architecture in the Caucasus. They show the high artistic and cultural level attained by this ancient kingdom.[2]

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