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Church of Kish, Sheki

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Marvel at the early medieval stonemasonry of Church of Kish, also known as The Albanian Church in Sheki. Home to Georgian bishops in the 10th century, the site has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, while the stone church dates back to the 12th century. Admire a dome with a cross on the interior. The church houses a small museum of archeological artifacts found on location, including some ancient pottery, a burial mound with skeletal remains, wall foundations of an ancient 2nd century BCE temple, and a crypt of the 3rd century CE. A bust of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who traced Scandinavian gods to modern-day Azerbaijan, stands opposite the church. Plan to visit Church of Kish and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sheki attractions using our Sheki itinerary builder.
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  • Were in March 2017 machine could not drive, walked, but shocking! beautiful. It is a common village, climb uphill for about 800 metres, but the slope is not upright, there go on our domestic automobile industry. normally, as all-terrain vehicles. On the way back we bring local suggested, but we decided all the way to overcome honestly walk inside aside coins for the fulfillment of desires
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  • Recommend that you park your car at the bottom of the hill, and walk up. It's a pleasant little hike through the alleys of an old city. The church is well kept, with educational info on history of Chr...  more »
  • The climb is done using a local taxi. The site of the Church is interesting but also take the time to talk to residents and to stroll through the village
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