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Shio-Mgvime monastery

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Gabriel Mckee
Contributors: Tom Elliott
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Last modified Feb 20, 2019 07:04 AM History
Monastery near the town of Mtskheta in Georgia. According to tradition, the monastery was founded in the 6th century CE by St. Shio the Anchorite. It was one of Georgia's largest monastic communities in the early Middle Ages, and it remained in active use throughout the Medieval and Early Modern periods.

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Gabriel Mckee, and Tom Elliott, 'Shio-Mgvime monastery: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2019 <> [accessed: 21 September 2023]

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