Mtskheta (W3)Der Name der Stadt "Mtskheta" geht zurück auf "Mtskhetos", Sohn von Kartlos, dem legendären Stammvater des georgischen Volkes.
Situated at the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers, Mtskheta has been a site of human settlement since at least the second millennium BC. The town is named after "Mtskhetos", son of Kartlos - the legendary progenitor of the Georgian people. Already a town of some significance in pagan times, it gained importance as the site of the first Christian church in Georgia. Today it is no longer the capital of the country, but it is still the spiritual capital and home to two of Georgia’s greatest churches - Svetitskhoveli and Jvari.