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THE SYNAGOGUE IN ONI

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The synagogue in Oni is a magnificent example of Mauritian architecture, a concept brought from Europe by Rabin Elia Amshikashvili. The construction started in 1890 and finished in 1895 with a magnificent opening ceremony attended by many people. The synagogue is built of white limestone. The building has a quadrangle shape and a dome roof. On top of the dome there is a Star of David. Holy manuscripts were kept in the synagogue. There used to be a small house

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MRAVALDZALI

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Mravaldzali is an architectural monument located in the Racha region in the district of Oni, near the village of Mravaldzali. This Church was built in the first half of XI century by King Bagrat I. King Bagrat I is also known as the king who united the Kingdom of Georgia. Mravaldzali is especially known for the stunning bas-reliefs on the facades. It used to house interesting historical exhibits, such as a sword of the famous Persian Shah’s Abas, who tried

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