Scientific Programs

16 August 2016

The International Archaeological Expedition of Georgian National Museum and Ca` Foscari University of Venice

The International Archaeological Expedition of Georgian National Museum and Ca' Foscari University of Venice counts the fourth year working on the multilayer monument, dated IV millennium BC - VI century AD. 
12 July 2016

The Georgian-Australian Archaeological Investigations in Georgia

The Georgian National Museum and the University of Melbourne have been cooperating for many years. The framework of this co-operation is the Georgian-Australian Investigations in Archaeology (GAIA) which was launched in 2009 with the excavations at Samtavro Cemetery located in Mtskheta.    
21 June 2016

Archaeological Research on Great Basilica of Nekresi

Since May 2016 The Georgian National Museum expedition resumed studies of the land of "Dolotchopi"- territory near municipal city of Kvareli, on the right bank of the Duruji river. There was revealed the ancient temple, which was the oldest and the largest among Christian churches preserved underground. 
15 December 2014

Georgian - Australian Archaeological Investigations “Excavations in Chobareti”

Cross-country collaboration between Georgia and Australia took start in 2009 in the framework of the international expedition taking place at Samtavro, Mtsketa.  Since 2012 expedition changed its location to the village Chobareti situated in Samtskhe-Javakheti region.
09 December 2014

International Archaeological Expedition In Tskaltubo

Satsurblia cave is located in West Georgia, Tskaltubo municipality, in the village Kumistavi. Site was discovered in 1975 by Alexandre Kalandadze, who dug there a test trench. In 1976, 1985-88 and 1990-1992 archaeological excavations were carried out by Karlo Kalandadze. Three cultural layers were distinguished: Eneolithic, Neolithic and Upper Paleolithic.
08 December 2014

The Neolithic Settlement of Arukhlo – Georgian German Project

In the last years special attention is paid to the studies of "Neolithic Revolution". It was the period of wide-scale transition from hunting and gathering lifestyle to agriculture. In this period Caucasus became crossroad of cultural interconnector for Europe and Asia.
04 December 2014

Archaeological and Interdisciplinary Project at Neolithic Site of Gadachrili Gora

In 2006-2007 small-scale archaeological work at Gadachrili Gora were conducted. As a result of excavations, scientists discovered a Neolithic site of the 6th millennium BC, near the village of Imiri. The settlement belongs to the so-called "Shulaveri group" settlements (Shulaveri Gora, Imiri Gora, Dangreuli Gora, Gadachrili Gora) of  Shulaveri-Shomu Culture and located in Kvemo Kartli plain (Kura and Khrami river valley).
04 December 2014

Anglo-Georgian Expedition to Nokalakevi

Excavation at Nokalakevi resumed under the collaboration of Dr. Davit Lomitashvili from the Georgian side and Prof. Ian Colvin from the British side.
16 June 2014

Representatives of The Rothschild Foundation at the Georgian National Museum

Representatives of The Rothschild Foundation Mrs. Sophie Hirst and Mr. Jack Lohman visited Georgian National Museum on June 16th, 2014.
02 June 2014

The Mystery of the Sakdrisi Mines

The world's oldest gold production site has been discovered In Sakdrisi, Kvemo Kartli in southern Georgia, where archaeological research has produced sensational results. This is the world's oldest known gold production site, dating from the 4th millennium B.C. Over 15 tunnels and mining platforms were discovered in this site where extracted gold ore underwent preliminary treatment.