About Events – The Hundred Thousand Martyrs of Tbilisi
The Georgian Orthodox Church commemorates the Hundred Thousand Martyrs (Georgian: ასი ათასი მოწამე) on 13 November each year. The Martyrs were put to death by Sultan Jalal al-Din of Khwarazm for not renouncing Christianity following his capture of the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in 1226.
The Metekhi Bridge is traditionally considered to have been the site of the executions.
Photos courtesy Of Tbilisi City Hall.
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