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.
geotv.ge
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.
geotv.ge
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.
geotv.ge
geotv.ge
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

Related stories:

Archaeologists make a unique discovery on the territory of the David Gareji Complex, Georgia

Davit Gareji - The greatest cave city you have probably never heard about

Mystery of Phaistos Disc resolved - Inscription on the clay plate is in ancient Georgian language

Print
Other Stories
Why Georgia? – Photographer Eddy Li speaks about his experience
As the number of tourists coming to Georgia rises, so does the number of international photographers.
Visit Gudamakari surrounded by the Greater Caucasus Mountains
Gudamakari is a historical area in northeastern Georgia surrounded by Mtiuleti, Khevi, Khevsureti and Pshavi (slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains).
Georgia among Eid Al Fitr destinations
Where to mark Eid Al Firt? This is the question many of the residents of the Arabian countries will ask themselves as soon as Ramadan is over.
Visit Turtle Lake via the renovated cable car
If you are in Tbilisi and looking for a quiet place surrounded by the greenery, Georgian Journal will show you a perfect option.
5 places to visit for entertainment in Tbilisi
Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia offers a lot of options to those visitors who love to go out, have fun and enjoy the active part of the city.
4 reasons why Georgia should be your next destination by Ftnnews
Ftnnews, a website about traveling has recently published an article about why Georgia should be travelers’ next destination.
Georgia and Ukraine have nothing in common when it comes to traveling
Kyiv Post has recently devoted an article to Georgia.
Former Swiss Ambassador to Georgia Lukas Beglinger settles down in Ujarma
Lukas Beglinger, a former ambassador of Switzerland to Georgia has left the homeland to live in Georgia.
The New York Times about Lelo Burti, Georgian folk game
The New York Times has recently dedicated an article to the Georgian folk game Lelo Burti.
Matador Network: Why you need to see Tbilisi before everybody else
Matador Network published an article “Why you need to see Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, before everybody else” two days ago.
Tbilisi’s Architectural Revival
Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia is distinguished by a number of features making the city a unique combination of a modern and old.
History of ancient trade centers in Tbilisi
Bazaar has always played an important role in the life of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia.
Batumi’s sky turned pink on Saturday
The sky of Georgia’s beautiful seaside town, Batumi turned pink two days ago.
Bakhmaro – Unique resort with healing properties
Bakhmaro located in Guria (western Georgia) is one of the healthiest resorts of the country.
How Georgia celebrates Easter
Easter is the most significant day for the Christian world.
Get to know Georgian Inventor Students travelling to NASA Space Center
Sophio Chikhladze (Guivy Zaldastanishvili American Academy), Mariam Gamrekelashvili, Giorgi Rigishvili, Aleksandre Kajaia (School AIA-GESS) and Iona Iobidze (Kutaisi School Progress)
Georgian village, where nearly everybody could sing
It became necessary to construct a new building for a hotel
One Night Trip to Breathtaking Kazbegi
Georgian photographer Giorgi Shermazanashvili has recently visited Kazbegi
Atlas Obscura about the Foundation of Tbilisi and Sulfur Baths
Atlas Obscure has recently devoted an article to the sulfur baths in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia.
5 facts about Georgian wine
Georgia claims to be the cradle of wine.
A road from Mestia to Chalaadi Glacier
"Are these mountains real?" this question was asked by a tourist from Dubai visiting Svaneti.
Explore Tbilisi during Spring Nights
Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia founded in the 5th century.
Laboratory of Eshera – Secret Facility in Abkhazia That Remains a Mystery till Today
The truth about a cave located in Abkhazia and, presumably, housing Russian military base and a secret seismological laboratory, remains largely unknown to the public.
Celebrate warm spring days in Georgia
Spring has come and the nature of Georgia is becoming greener and greener every day.
The loggerhead sea turtle, found in Black Sea, remains in Georgia for rehabilitation
The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) was found off Black Sea coast in Poti
PHOTO OF THE DAY
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
19.06.2019
20.06.2019
USD
1
USD
2.7664
2.7871
EUR
1
EUR
3.0995
3.1229
GBP
1
GBP
3.4682
3.5084
RUB
100
RUB
4.3046
4.3536