IN THE PATH OF GEORGIAN ARCHAELOGY

Year 2012
Publication Type Scientific Papers
Discription

In Georgia, a land rich in things antiquarian, the gathering and collection of antiquities has quite a long history.  However, attempts to rigorously study these antiquities and scientifically relate them to specific periods of Georgian history were only conceived at a much later date. 

 

The first digging, undertaken with a truly scientific purpose, was carried out in the summer of 1852 at the ancient city site of Uplistsikhe, about 15 km from Gori. The excavations were conducted by Dimitri  Meghvinetukhutsesishvili.  Soon the Committee merged with the "Society of the Amateurs of Caucasian Archaeology" that was established in 1873 in Tbilisi. 

 

The universally known successes of Georgian archaeology - one of the branches of modern Kartvelology - come from the contribution and service of all generations of Georgian archaeology. Archaeological studies on Georgian territory have confirmed the existence of sites of all stages reflective of human life and development, ranging from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, inclusive. Proof of this success is the several thousands of papers and monographs published by Georgian archaeologists. 

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