Shiomgvime Monastery stands on the slopes of the Sarkine (Skhaltba) range, on the left side of the Mtkvari, 9km west of Mtskheta. There is a road to Shiomgvime from Mtskheta.
There are more than a hundred caves (some of them natural and some carved out by the monks) in a sheer drop of the Sarkine (Skhalta) Range, north of the monastery, where monks had lived ever since the Early Middle Ages. Most of these are inaccessible at present. The two houses to the south and northwest of the Dormition Church were built in the 19th century.
Source and more info: http://www.parliament.ge/~lika/ancient/shiomgvime/shiomgvime_show.htm
Church by the name of Shio-mgvime near the town Mtskheta
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Church by the name of Gvtismshoblis mizinebis. Interior
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Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.
Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?
China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.
Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.
I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.
The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.
China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.
Text by Steve Smith.