A monument of medieval Georgian architecture was badly damaged as a result of an accident
Sighnaghi, December 2, 2022, 03:22 — REGNUM In Georgia, as a result of an accident, an architectural monument of the 18th century was severely damaged, the Georgian TV channel Mtavari Arkhi reports on December 1.
Late in the evening, an off-road vehicle, which was transiting through the territory of Georgia to Azerbaijan, crashed at full speed into the wall of the Sighnaghi fortress, which has the status of a monument of cultural heritage of a national scale. As a result of the incident, the arch of the wall collapsed.
Representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs worked at the scene all night long. Employees of the National Agency for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage arrived at the Signakhi fortress to assess the damage incurred. They stated that the collapsed arch would be restored without fail.
The perpetrator of the incident was fined 250 lari ($92).
Signakh fortress was built in 1762 by the decision of King Erekle II. Its area is about 40 hectares, the fortress wall is over four kilometers long and has 28 watchtowers.