Tourists visiting a monastery carved into the rock on a mountainside above the River Kura.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
River Kura, Russia, USSR / Union Soviet Socialist Republics
LS and MS Pan across mountainside showing huge holes in rock face, part of an 800-year-old monastic cave settlement founded under King George III of Georgia. MS Tourists climbing steps which have been carved out of rock face. Various shots as tourists climb steps and walk under archway cut out of rock. Various shots of people entering cave of monastery. CU Int. cave, showing holes in floor, MS Guide talking to tourists. Various shots inside caves showing religious murals on walls of monastery. MS Guide talking to tourists. High shot, pan along the River Kura below to monastic rock dwellings.
Note: Date on original record: 14/10/1958.