Ikalto Monastery and Academy, 6-12th centuries

Khvtaeba (Holy Spirit) church at Ikalto Monastery and Academy was built in the 8th-9th century; copyright Keith Kenney, 2012.

An academy was founded at Ikalto Monastery in the early 12th century. It trained its students in theology, rhetoric, astronomy, philosophy, geography, geometry, chanting but also more practical skills such as pottery making, metal work, viticulture, wine making and pharmacology. Copyright, Keith Kenney, 2012.