The Mtsvane (Green) Monastery was built in IX c. by followers of the outstanding Georgian ecclesiastical figure Grigol Khandzteli. Its triple-church basilicas and bell tower are typical examples of Georgian stone-carving. The monastery was once attacked by Arabs and all the monks were killed, causing the river to flow with blood and stain the rocks red. On the left is an example of one of the stained rocks, supposedly cursed.
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