Georgian professor about 400 years old copper utensils found in David Gareji Complex
30 October, 2017
Georgian professor about 400 years old copper utensils found in David Gareji Complex
Georgian archeologists have recently made a unique discovery on the territory of the David Gareji Complex, Georgia. 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.

Archaeologists believe that the items date back to the late Middle Ages.
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Professor Nodar Bakhtadze, one of the leaders of the expedition, who discovered a copper vessel hidden by the monks in
David Gareji, elaborated on the new findings in Georgia:

“-There is a field of archeology like Christian archeology. Archaeologists of this specialty are studying the sacred places and are often experiencing the breathtaking examples.

Due to the continuous invasions, our holy fathers were always in danger and often fell victim to the invaders, therefore they used to hide Christian treasure hoping that someone would find them and restore the church demolished by the enemies and in this way glorify the Lord.

There was a cultural center in Gareji complex and when the monks learned about the new conqueror’s invasion in Georgia, they ultimately buried all the holly treasure.

When Shah-Abbas came to Georgia in 1615, he killed 6,000 monks in David Gareji Monastery in one night.

Apart from that he robbed the monastery hoping to find treasure in this huge center of theological and cultural activities.
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However, there was nothing valuable, because the epoch of the Golden Georgia was over at that time. Yet the monks still managed to hide away some copper utensils and household items masterfully crafted by Georgian craftsmen, that today represent valuable treasure for Georgian culture and history.
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The copper vessels were not buried very deeply; it seems that the monks were in a hurry while digging the hole. Four hundred-year-old vessels have been preserved perfectly until today as if they were buried just four years ago. These unique vessel, crafted by the hands of Georgian masters together with other tools discovered at the place, represent an integral part of Georgian culture”, - Nodar Bakhtadze explains.

Author: Eter Eradze

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