Parkhali

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Parkhali
Parkhali1.jpg
Basic information
LocationArtvin province, Turkey
Geographic coordinates40°40′05″N 42°16′12″E / 40.6680°N 42.2700°E / 40.6680; 42.2700Coordinates: 40°40′05″N 42°16′12″E / 40.6680°N 42.2700°E / 40.6680; 42.2700
AffiliationGeorgian Orthodox Church
StateYusufeli
StatusNowadays a village mosque
Architectural description
FounderGregory of Khandzta

Parkhali (Georgian: პარხალი), also known in Turkish as Barhal or Altıparmak, is a village that contains a medieval Georgian monastery and cathedral church. It is located near the town of Yusufeli, Artvin Province, Turkey.

History[edit]

Parkhali was built by Davit III Kurapalat (earlier than 973) and decorated with murals [1]. One of the oldest Georgian hagiographial novels, Martyrdom of the Holy Queen Shushanik was written here.

The eastern side of the church.
The current village of Barhal/Altıparmak.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Zakharova, Anna V.; Mal’tseva, Svetlana V. The Materials of Nikolai Okunev’s Expedition of 1917 on the Wall Paintings of Parkhali. Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art: Collection of articles. Vol. 7. Ed. S. V. Mal’tseva, E. Iu. Staniukovich-Denisova, A. V. Zakharova. — St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg Univ. Press, 2017, pp. 679–688. ISSN 2312-2129. https://dx.doi.org/10.18688/aa177-9-69