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Dzalisi is a historic village in Georgia, located in the Mukhrani valley, 50 km northwest of Tbilisi, and 20 km northwest of Mtskheta. Dzalisi archaeological site consists of several layers from the Bronze Age (3rd -2nd Millennium BC). It was the second capital of Kartli Kingdom up to the period of its decline from 5th to 8th c. AD. Archaeological digs have revealed the remains of four palaces and hypo-caustic baths, acropolis, swimming pool, administrative part, barracks for soldiers, water supply system and burial grounds. One of the villas is notable for its floor mosaics, which, together with the mosaics of Pityus, are, by far, the oldest ones found in the Caucasus. The style of the mosaic dates around AD 300. Its central part depicts Ariadne and Dionysus in a banquet scene.