Gogichant gele

Megalithic complex Gogichaant Gele (Region of Samtskhe-Javakheti )

The megalithic complex Gogichaant Gele (Georg. გოგიჩაანთ ღელეს მეგალითები) is located in the village of Chobiskhevi, Borjomi municipality, in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region, in the middle of a wooded mountain. There are many buildings on the territory of the megalithic complex, which are located on several terraces. The Gogichaant Gele complex includes two main stages of construction: pre-Christian and Christian. In the central part of the settlement, stone halls with conical domes were built, around which a medieval settlement arose in Christian times.

The central building is a round building with an arch over the entrance, built of large boulders using the dry masonry method. The interior is domed with two niches. One niche is almost human height, the other niche is a narrow long hole. Top of a dome with a light hole The settlement of the Christian period was built of relatively small stones. In the central part of the complex, a church was erected, from which only a fragment of the sanctuary has survived to this day. A cross carved in stone has been preserved in the altar. The settlement was surrounded by a strong wall from the north and northwest. Megalithic complex  is included in the list of monuments of history and culture of national importance in Georgia.


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