Turkey, Klarjeti, Akhiza Cathedral

Era 5AD
Location İnönü Mahallesi, 45200 Akhisar/Manisa, Turkey
Placement location is wrong

Wall mosaic has been found in the Georgian fortress and episcopal seat of Akhiza, now in north-east Turkey, established in the reign of King Vakhtang Gorgasali (446-522): this seems to have had a Virgin Orans in the apse and to have included gold mosaic..The mosaic was destroyed in the twentieth century; some fragments survive in museums. Its date is unclear as it is not certain whether it is contemporary with the rebuilding of the fortress and presumed building of the cathedral


Only fragments survive in museums in Georgia.