The Fortress OF The Lord
Uplistsikhe is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia, some 10 kilometers east of the town of Gori. Built on a high rocky left bank of the Mtkvari River, it contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages. Uplistsikhe is identified by archaeologists as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia.
Mtskheta is one of the oldest cities of Georgia, it is located approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Tbilisi. As the birthplace and one of the most vibrant centers of Christianity in Georgia, Mtskheta was declared as the “Holy City” by the Georgian Orthodox Church in 2014. Due to its historical significance and several cultural monuments, the “Historical Monuments of Mtskheta” became a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site. Mtskheta was founded in the 5th century.