ცოდვილთ ქოხები ცოდვილთ ქოხები ცოდვილთ ქოხები ცოდვილთ ქოხები

About Sinners Huts

Best time to visit: All Season

Sinners Huts is a complex of caves developed in the medieval period (X-XV centuries), located in Kazbegi Municipality, south of the village Pansheti, on the southern slope of Mount Achkalni. It was a dwelling of monks. The complex is three-storied and is carved into the basalt rock. A large part of it has collapsed as a result of the earthquake.


Architecture

There were five basins on the first tier, only two of which are more or less preserved. There are two basins left on the second tier. The two-story storeroom to the north draws attention. Its entrance is on the second floor and the path leads to the door. This large storehouse is spatially divided into three parts. At the entrance, there is a square-shaped space, joined with a plan-shaped part of a trapezoid from the south, at a depth. The northern part of this floor is slightly higher than the rest. Its outer, facade wall has three different sized windows. In the same part, near the wall, there is an entrance hole to the first floor. It is probable that the people living here were engaged in livestock and lived with the cattle in this storehouse. There are nine cattle shed on the second tier, four on the first tier. The first floor is a two-part area, the part at depth is pentagonal in the plan, while the front is relatively wide and rectangular. The third tier can be divided into three parts. To the south, there is a solitary inaccessible cavern, followed by a series of five-story caverns, and finally a semi-collapsed quadrangular section. The most noticeable is the middle part. The first basin from the south is rectangular in diameter. Its floor is significantly elevated compared to the "front". A quite large, triangular deep niche is carved in the south-western wall. There are small niches on both sides of the niche. There are four niches in the north-west wall. The south-east wall was a mooring for cattle. The second basin is rectangular. There are two niches carved in the wall. Below this basin is the third basin. There are three different shaped niches in the south-western wall of the basin. To the north-west, at floor level, a large stock house is arranged. From here you can get to the basin, in the south-western wall of which are three small and one large niches. A few meters above the fourth basin, the fifth basin of pentagonal shape is outlined.


How to get to Pancheti

The road goes to the village of Pansheti. The caves are on the outskirts of the village, on the ascent and you will have to walk a short distance to get there. It is also possible to reach Pancheti turn by Stepantsminda road. The village is located on the edge of the Tbilisi-Stepantsminda road.


Tags: #Nature #Cave #Cave #Underground

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