By Tika Bujiashvili

Abelia (or today Abeliani) is 5 km away from Tetritskaro municipality, Kvemo Kartli, on the right side of the river Khrami. In the village, at the cemetery, there is a hall church built with Algetian hewn. On the south façade, there is an inscription, which says that the church was built in 1250-1259. Manglel archbishop Arsen Mshvildadze, the author of the inscription, writes how difficult it was to build a church under Mongols domination. He mentions two kings-David Ulu and David Narin, also Tamar-Khatun, a daughter of the queen Rusudan and Giorgi-a son of David Ulu. The inscription was studied by Ekvtime Takaishvili.

source: https://ka.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%83%90%E1%83%91%E1%83%94%E1%83%9A%E1%83%98%E1%83%90_(%E1%83%A1%E1%83%9D%E1%83%A4%E1%83%94%E1%83%9A%E1%83%98)

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