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Alaverdi Monastery is a Georgian Orthodox monastery located 25 km from Akhmeta, in the Kakheti region of Eastern Georgia.Alaverdi is the second highest cathedral in Georgia after the newly built Tbilisi Sameba Cathedral.Parts of the monastery date back to 6th century. The present day cathedral dates to the 11th century.The monastery was founded by the Assyrian monk Joseph (Yoseb, Amba) Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi, then a small village and former pagan religious center dedicated to the Moon.

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