Salkhino St. George Temple in Persati

Persati St. George temple is located in the village of Persati, in Baghdati municipality, in Western Georgia.

History and Structure of the Salkhino St. George Temple

The temple was likely built in the 7th-8th centuries AD, as confirmed by its architectural characteristics. The basilica-type temple was built using a so-called "chain method," which involved distributing stones from hand to hand.

According to tradition, the surroundings of the temple were places of celebration, which is why the local population called the church the "Salkhino" temple (meaning “the place where celebration takes off”).

There are traces of damage inflicted by earthquakes upon the temple over the centuries. Persati St. George Temple was granted the title of monument of exceptional cultural heritage in 2006.

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