Medieval graffiti

From time to time in Georgia archaeological sensations often happen. In 2008 the Ministry of Culture, Monuments Protection and Sports organized a TV shoot in the south of the country in Samtskhe-Javakheti: during the restoration of the Chulev monastery unique paintings of the XIV century were found. According to experts, they have no analogues. The image of the Blessed Virgin Mary, images of saints and rulers of this land surprisingly remained safe and sound. Experts say there were no restorations, and it seems that the artist has finished the work yesterday. The find proved to be so high that even the critics put forward the hypothesis that there was a local church school of painting in Samtskhe-Javakheti. According to them, these monastery paintings can change the history of Georgian frescos.

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