Nekresi

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The remains of the Nekresi Church (2008)

Nekresi (Georgian: ნეკრესი), historic town in Kakheti, Georgia, in modern day Kvareli Municipality, near the village Shilda. The town was established by king Pharnajom (around 2nd-1st centuries BC). In 4th century AD, king Thrdat built a church in this place. This church became a refuge to one of the Assyrian fathers, Abibus, in the late 6th century. Around this time Nekresi Episcopality was established, which existed until 19th century.

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Coordinates: 42°00′07″N 45°46′05″E / 42.00194°N 45.76806°E / 42.00194; 45.76806