Erzurum’s historical-defying work ‘Bana Cathedral’ awaits attention


Hypothetical reconstruction drawing of the Bana Cathedral by Russian architect Anatoly Kalgin, 1907 The main church of the monastery, the Bana Church or the Bana Cathedral, is a structure built in the 7th century according to the general acceptance. According to a source belonging to the 11th century, the cathedral was built by the Georgian king IV between 881-923. It was rebuilt by Adarnase as a domed tetraconch structure.


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