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Моцамета

Mocameta ( debris. მოწამეთა) – monastery in Georgia , in the region of Imereti , approx. 6 km northeast of the center of Kutaisi . The monastery is picturesquely situated on a cliff promontory on the bend of the river Ckalcitela, which is a tributary of the Rioni [1] .

Its name (Place of Martyrs) is associated with the noble family Argweti brothers – David and Constantine, who in the eighth century, organized a revolt against the occupying Imereti Arabs [2] . When the rebellion collapsed, were captured, then they promised them a favor in exchange for a transition to Islam . When you did not accept the offer, tortured and killed, and their bodies thrown into the river. Water stained red, and to commemorate this event the river is called Ckalcitela, or Red Water. As the story says, the remains of the brothers wyłowiły lions and moved them up the hill [3] , on which the monastery Gelati . Later, the Georgian Orthodox Church recognized them from the saints, and in the eleventh century, King Bagrat IV founded a church in this place [2] [3] . Officers of the Bolshevik secret police, waiting in 1923. transported the remains of David and Constantine Gelati monastery to the museum in Kutaisi, but it caused such a scandal that the relics were completed quickly, and today they are in a monastery [4] . According to legend, between the monastery of Mocameta and Gelati Monastery there is a secret passage used during the wars [2] .

 

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