ECG043. Bolnisi “Lamazi Gora” V/VI centuries, fragment

Material: Tuff

Object type: Plaque

Dimensions: w 27 x h 19 x d 20 cm

Text: One line inscription. The inscription is located on the upper part of the stone that has an equal size crossbar cross figure embossed on the lower background circle (unlike to “Bolnisi Cross” the crossbars of this cross are simpler and more narrow). The cross does not have a frame, characteristic to “Bolnisi Cross”. Couple of graphemes are engraved below the cross. w 18 x h 2 cm

Letters: Engraved Asomtavruli inscription

Date: VII-VIII AD (lettering)

Findspot: Lamazi Gora, Bolnisi The monument was discovered by the archeological expedition of Ivane Javakhishvili Institute of History supervised by I. Grdzelishvili. The hill that the locals call “Lamazi Gora” (a beautiful hill) is located 800 meters from Bolnisi Sioni Cathedral to the north-west. During the excavations of the hill the ruins of three-church basilica was found in the middle of it. The territory of the monastery could have been 1000 sq m. Up to ten stone crosses with Asomtavruli inscriptions were found in this territory. The monument was discovered in 1959.

Original location: Lamazi Gora, Bolnisi

Current repository: Unknown

Last recorded location(s): National Museum of Georgia 1184


Editor(s): Nodar Shoshiashvili

Changes history: 2019-10-29 Eka Kvirkvelia ტექსტის სრული კოდირება, მეტამონაცემების სრული კოდირება, ბმულებით დაკავშირება ავტორიტეტულ წყაროსთან

Publication details: Ilia State University, Institute of Linguistic Studies; დოკუმენტი ვრცელდება Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 ლიცენზიით.


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… praying for the soul...


According to the Corpus of Georgian Inscriptions by Nodar Shoshiashvili the inscription #24.


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