Google Arts and Culture tells the history of the Georgian Alphabet
18 April, 2019
Google Arts and Culture tells the history of the Georgian Alphabet
The history of the Georgian alphabet has been told through Google Arts and Culture’s online exhibition. The exhibition introduces the visitors to the variations of the Georgian alphabet: Mkhedruli, Asomtavruli, and Nuskhuri. At the end of 2016, UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) added the Georgian alphabet to its list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Although the systems differ in appearance, all three are written in the lower case (in other words no Capital letters are
used), their letters share the same names and alphabetical order and are written horizontally from left to right. Mkhedruli is now the standard script of modern Georgian. The Georgian alphabet was announced as one of the world’s most beautiful scripts by www.matadornetwork.com (a collection of millions of travelers across the globe with an unquenchable thirst for adventure and exploration).
nuskhuri_alphabet
Nuskhuri Alphabet

Besides, Google tells the world about the first Georgian Font created in Europe.

“The King of East Georgia, Teimuraz I, sent Niceforo Irbach (also named as Nikoloz Cholokashvili – Georgian clergyman, politician, ambassador, and scholar) to Italy, Rome, as a Georgian envoy to seek allies and to ask for assistance in holding off the Turks and Persians. The ambassadorial mission did not have much political success, but it did bring about a significant cultural event – the printing of the first Georgian book.”

The online exhibition also familiarizes the visitors with the first Georgian grammar by the Italian missionary Francisco-Maria Maggio and the history of the Georgian printing house and typography established by Vakhtang VI.
vakhtang_VI
King Vakhtang VI, Founder of the Georgian printing house

“After the Gospel, in 1709-1712, the printing house published eleven books. Among them, the most notable editions were 'The Knight in the Panther's Skin' of Rustaveli, with the basic scientific research accompanied by scholarly commentaries from the King himself (1712).”

Related stories:

"At first I thought I was going to have a sore throat when learning Georgian…" A 25-year-old Japanese man who came to Georgia to study the Georgian alphabet

Georgian alphabet has no limitations

Georgian alphabet in the metro of Frankfurt

UNESCO publication introduces Georgian alphabet
Print
Other Stories
Important facts about Georgian painter Elene Akhvlediani
Elene Akhvlediani was one of the first recognized female painters in Georgia.
Georgian soprano to perform in a play directed by Woody Allen
Georgian soprano Tsisana Giorgadze will perform in a play directed by Woody Allen.
Georgian Cinematographer Becomes a Member of Motion Picture Academy
Giorgi Shvelidze, Georgian cinematographer has been selected as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Georgian Shilda winery announced winner of  the EU Sustainable Energy Award for Eastern Partnership
The European Union has announced the winner of the EU Sustainable Energy Award for the Eastern partnership at the Awards Ceremony in Brussels on 18 June.
15 years of creating opportunity for journalists - BP and British Council in Georgia offer English Language Courses for members of the Georgian Media
BP initiated media development program has trained more than 400 representatives on print, broadcast and online media in English language in Georgia.
What Georgian Pirosmani and Spanish Picasso have in common
Niko Pirosmani was a Georgian primitivist painter.
New York City's largest mural features Gurian Horseman
The largest mural in New York City was unveiled last year.
Three songs to know more about Georgian music
Georgia boasts about its rich traditional music.
Georgian – shop for tourists
The largest book shop in Georgia ,,Biblusi’’ has opened the first shop specially designated to the needs and interests of tourists and named it ,,Georgian’’.
SAVE THE DATE! At the 4th Tourism and Hospitality Conference within  Welcome to Georgia! National Tourism Awards
On June 18, the 4th Tourism and Hospitality Conference within Welcome to Georgia! National Tourism Awards will take place at the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, Tbilisi.
Conference dedicated to the State Language held in Georgia
"On the 31st of May, in Rooms Hotel Tbilisi, a conference "State Language for Integration and Development of Human Capital in Georgia" was held."
Anita Rachvelishvili among 10 performers of the Met Opera
Anita Rachvelishvili, a Georgian mezzo-soprano, was recently named among Top 10 Performances By Singers From The Metropolitan Opera’s 2018-19 Season.
Georgian Wine and Gastronomy in Japan
The second exhibition of the project “Georgia – Homeland of Wine” took place in Terrada Warehouse, Japan.
Georgian Beqa Adamashvili EU Prize for Literature 2019 winners
14 emerging authors from across Europe have been announced as laureates of the 2019 European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL).
Georgian national anthem to be played in squares, trains and buses at 5:10pm on May 26
The Georgian national anthem will be performed throughout the country to mark the Independence Day at 5:10pm on May 26.
“Georgia – Homeland of Wine” – The project that made the Japanese fall in love with Georgian wine and its technology
“It is only through acknowledging the history of nations that they could preserve their nationality, existence, and identity,”
Honey discovered in Georgia’s Neolithic settlements dates back 8000 years
During the construction of the Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline in Borjomi, a resort town in south-central Georgia,
Construction of toilet in the gate of Georgian temple stopped – What happened in Doliskana?
Doliskana is a Georgian medieval Orthodox monastery in the Medieval Georgian kingdom of Klarjeti
The Telegraph: “The Georgian researchers hoping to make wine on Mars”
The Telegraph has published the article “The Georgian researchers hoping to make wine on Mars”
The first ever Georgian Qveveri Museum and Marani at the Plumpton Agricultural College
After more than a year of active preparations, the first ever Georgian Qveveri Museum and Marani was open on the territory of the Plumpton Agricultural College on 17 April.
‘Wintering Over’: Georgia’s 90s captured by Guram Tsibakhashvili
The Barnovi House of Arts in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia hosted the opening of Guram Tsibakhashvili’s
The Prima Ballerina Nino Ananiashvili named the honorable president "Europe Nostra" to Georgia
The Prima Ballerina Nino Ananiashvili named the honorable president "Europe Nostra"
New stunning dance by Georgian National Ballet - Sukhishvili
Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet has recently presented their new dance performed
Georgian Film “Bad People” wins the Discover Film Award in London
The Georgian film “Bad People” became the winner of the Best International Drama Award
PHOTO OF THE DAY
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
22.07.2019
23.07.2019
USD
1
USD
2.8845
2.8831
EUR
1
EUR
3.2410
3.2357
GBP
1
GBP
3.6177
3.5955
RUB
100
RUB
4.5787
4.5779