the great mtskheta archaeological museum


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  • The great Mtskheta archaeological museum

Located in Inner Kartli, in the town of Mtskheta and its surroundings; 25 km-s westwards from Tbilisi

Mtskheta – the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Iberia (Kartli) and the spiritual-religious centre of the country. This is the very place of interment of the tunic of Jesus Christ and the cradle of Christianity and Christian culture in Georgia. Here in the bosom of Mtskheta land many prehistoric burial grounds and settlement remains are still preserved, hiding lots of secrets of heathen-time ancient Georgia.

Majority of the most important samples of pre-Christian and Christian Georgian architecture is entered the World Cultural Heritage List of UNESCO;

Guests can see: several exceptional archaeological exhibits of different historical periods the earliest of which – the agricultural tools dated back by 4th millennium BC belonged to ancient farmers; toys of children of prehistoric times (2th millennium BC.), precious metal artifacts of the Antique Period marked with highest level of craftsmanship and the perfect samples of the Ancient Greek epigraphy. Besides, tourists will be able to visit ancient burial ground used for the vast period of time - from the 2th Millennium BC till the 8th-9th cc AD and the settlement remains dated back by 8th-7th cc BC. Other outstanding monuments of Antique Era and early medieval times are as follows: Armaztsikhe-Bagineti- an acropolis of the city of Mtskheta, the royal residence of the rulers of Iberia (3th c BC – 8th c AD), Armaziskhevi – the residence of the Pitiakhshis-Eristavs of Kartli and their burial ground and a mausoleum built in the I c AD at the bottom of a rocky mountain.

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