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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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  • Definitely worth the 10-15 mins drive from Shaki to get here. Last few minutes make for interesting driving - don't go in a big car as the track is narrow and winding. The church and its precinct is q...  more »
  • You can visit those places by car and walk too.It costs 2₼ for adults and 0.2₼ for child,0.6 for students.Really great place to visit.I think it is much more interesting than Khans Palace.And cheap so...  more »
  • The place where it is located is well. A very well-kept garden surrounds it. The building is not worth anything. Inside a small museum that is not worth anything.
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