Archaeologists make a unique discovery on the territory of the David Gareji Complex, Georgia
23 September, 2017
Archaeologists make a unique discovery on the territory of the David Gareji Complex, Georgia
Georgian archaeologists revealed another mystery of the inhabitants of the cells of the medieval cave complex David Gareji.

Specialists of the National Museum of Georgia discovered copper utensils, ceramics and candlesticks in St. David's Lavra, which is a complex of monastic cells and additional rooms carved into the rock.
geotv.ge
Archaeologists believe that
the items date back to the late Middle Ages. It is noteworthy that all the items are perfectly preserved.

One of the leaders of the expedition, professor of the State University of Ilya Nodar Bakhtadze, reported on the finding on his Facebook page.

"Presumably, this treasure was hidden by the members of the monastic brotherhood during the invasion of the Persian conquerors, in the early 17th century," - Bakhtadze wrote.

geotv.ge
According to the professor, the discovery was made in the process of pre-reconstruction archaeological works.

David Garedji Complex dates back to the 6th century and today it is considered one of the main shrines and historical sights of Georgia. The site is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The complex is located 60 kilometers southeast of Tbilisi, on the Georgian-Azerbaijani border, which divides the complex into two parts. David Garedji represents about 20 monasteries carved into the rocks and covers the territories of three regions of Georgia - Gardabani, Sagarejo and Signagi.

The monastery was founded by one of the holy fathers who brought monasticism to Georgia - St. David of Gareja. He came to Georgia from Syria in the middle of the VI century, together with the Monk John of Zedazeni.

geotv.ge
geotv.ge
Photo Courtesy of Nodar Bakhtadze,Professor at Ilia State University

Related stories:

Unique discovery in Adjara’s 6 th century Petra fortress

Georgia’s Romeo and Juliet – Romantic tomb found in Mtskheta


Print
Other Stories
"Qvevri" Shaped Hotel Complex in Georgia Soon
Today the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Gakharia, inspected the construction of the hotel "Qvevri" in Telavi, which is implemented with the support of the state program- Host in Georgia.
Georgians buy abandoned houses amid coronavirus pandemic
Lekso Charkviani is a founder of a social campaign called “The Lost Eden”. The idea behind the campaign is to search, find, and help the owners sell their houses in any place in Georgia.
Breathtaking Pictures of Snowy Spring in Georgia
On March 17 Georgia was surprized with snow and the social media was full of breathtaking photos of snowy Georgia taken by Georgian photographers
The History of Georgian Firearms Development
In the 9th century, a dent was invented in China that was originally used for fireworks during religious ceremonies. Its use in military affairs began relatively late in the 11th century
Estonian Traveler  About Georgia
Anna Linn is a traveler from Estonia who has recently visited Georgia and shared her experiences with us.
How to Make Women Happy on March 8th - The Biltmore Hotel Tbilisi's Best Offer
Women's Day is celebrated around the world but for some reason, it is mostly loved in Georgia
Tbilisi in The List of The Best Cities For Female Solo Travelers
Tourlane, the leading planning and booking service for expert-made dream vacations, has revealed the top cities for female solo travelers
10 Magnificent Churches of Georgia
"John Graham Tours" Publishes the list of 10 magnificent churches of Georgia, specifically of Shida Kartli
Georgia in the list of Hollywood's busiest location sectors
The Hollywood Reporter publishes the list of the busiest location sectors of 2020 and Georgia is number one in the list
Why Georgia is the Most Underrated Skiing Destination
CNN publishes an article writing about why Georgia is the most underrated skiing destination
Tbilisi Takes Third Place in The Category of Cost-Effectivness-FDI
Famous British edition FDI Intelligence which provides up to date reviews of investment and economic development in different European cities and regions has published a ranking of 2020/21
CNN Offers 10 Of The Most Dreamiest Places in Georgia
Without a doubt, CNN's famous travel series will give you the most truthful advice on which you can count on
Radisson Collection Tsinandali Complex Among the 45 Best Hotels
The hotel located in the village Tsinandali was named among the 45 best hotels in Paris
Letter From Thailand To Georgians
“Coming to Georgia wasn’t an accident”
"There was a "ME" before Georgia and another one after."-Foreigners about Georgia
"We've never seen people describing their country with as much passion and excitement as you two are doing it. What a great thing to do!"
British edition about Kvareli's football pitch
The British edition, The Sun Dream Team, published a photo of the pitch located in Kvareli
Tbilisi winning Rynair's Instagram voting as the best 2020 destination
"We just crowned Tbilisi as Ryanair’s 2020 destination face-off winner in our Stories"
The Real History of Tbilisi
Little do people know about the real history of Georgia's capital city Tbilisi.
"Georgians will extend their arm for a friendly handshake"-Ryanair
The Irish budget airline Ryanair publishes an article about the capital city of Georgia, Tbilisi. The title says it all- "The Enchanting City of Tbilisi."
The Transcaucasian Trail in Georgia
The Transcaucasian Trail- a world-class, long-distance hiking trail, more than 3,000km in length following the Greater and Lesser Caucasus Mountains and connecting roughly two dozen national parks and protected areas in the region.
"Home for the homeless"-BBC about Tskaltubo sanatoriums
BBC publishes a documentary about Tskaltubo's sanatoriums located in the West part of Georgia.
Georgia reaches a record number of visitors
In January 2020, a record number of international travelers visited Georgia.
Abastumani resort brought to life
The observatory renovations are completed in Abastumani resort, the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure reports.
Georgia sets a new record by exporting of 94 million bottles of wine
Georgia has exported around 94 million bottles (0.75 L) of wine in 53 countries in 2019, which is by 9% more compared to 2018.
Georgia in winter – a new holiday experience
Spring, summer and autumn, these are the main tourist seasons in Georgia. But have you ever thought about visiting in winter and hit the ski slope?
PHOTO OF THE DAY
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
29.05.2020
30.05.2020
USD
1
USD
3.1865
3.1761
EUR
1
EUR
3.5071
3.5366
GBP
1
GBP
3.9028
3.9161
RUB
100
RUB
4.4949
4.5026