1189-1207 CONSTRUCTION INSCRIPTION OF LIPARITISUBANI WITH MENTIONING GEORGIAN KINGS, QUEEN TAMAR AND HER HUSBAND DAVID
The paper deals with a new reading of a lapidary inscription attributed to the Theodore, concerning construction of the Liparitisubani church. Significant correction has been introduced into the text.
Until this day, Georgian historiography (A. Bakradze, E. Kochlamazashvili, Z. Skhirtladze, G. Otkhmezuri) considered the reading of the above text introduced by Ekvtime Takaishvili acceptable. According to this reading, the church of Liparitisubani was built in the XIIth century by Theodore, the “Iodosisdze” of the Qeen Tamar (1184-1210) and, her husband David. According to one part of Scientists (G. Otkhmezuri) founder of church was Theodore Iodomisdze. Our study has shown that the inscription must be read in a different way: The church of Liparitisubani was built in 1189-1207 by Theodore Ghodomisdze.
Keywords: Epigraphy, Inscription, Trialeti