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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Church of Kish by using our Sheki online holiday planner .
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  • The road to get there by car from Sheki is not easy but the effort has been rewarded by the uniqueness of the place. The old church was completely restored with the contribution of Norway and preserves the memory of this ancient religion spread in the Caucasus region.
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  • Visited this church 1 century village covered the fog was unusual. Entrance 2 manat per person. AZN 3 magnets
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  • A very nice old church, although very small. however, we met a local guide who told us a lot of interesting histories.She spoke very good English which is not that common in Azerbaijan.  more »
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