10 castle villages of Georgia’s Tusheti Region to be studied and rehabilitated
03 May, 2018
10 castle villages of Georgia’s Tusheti Region to be studied and rehabilitated
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili announced launching of inventory and study works in 10 castle villages of Tusheti, an historic mountainous region in northeast Georgia.

According to the Head of Government, some of the most ancient buildings located in Tusheti are, unfortunately, either damaged or at the edge of destruction nowadays. At the first stage, monuments will be inventoried and documented and afterwards their full rehabilitation will be planned.
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Tusheti, village of Dartlo. Photo courtesy Giorgi Nikolava

"We are launching
rehabilitation-related study in 10 castle villages of Tusheti. You all know how valuable for Georgia Tusheti is, with its historical and ethnographic heritage and uniqueness. Unfortunately, part of Tusheti's ancient structures is damaged or on the verge of destruction,” stated Georgian Prime Minister.
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Tusheti, village of Baso. Photo courtesy Giorgi Nikolava

According to Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the cultural monuments of a historic importance have not been studied since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Accordingly, Georgian government must plan the inventory of these monuments first, and then carry out their full rehabilitation.

As reported by the head of the government, they are launching inventory and study works in 10 castle villages of Tusheti Region: Dzveli Diklo, Dzveli Girevi, Chontio, Hegho, Ageurta, Tzaro, Kvavlo, Parsma, Dakiurta, and Indurta.
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Tusheti. Photo courtesy Giorgi Nikolava

All the above-mentioned are some of the most ancient Georgian villages.

Georgian government will allocate 400,000 GEL for the implementation of the first stage of the project.

As Giorgi Kvirikashvili noted, the engagement of young generation, students, will be very important and helpful for the successful implementation of the project.

It is also noteworthy that the rehabilitation works will be carried out in summer, so they will have enough time to participate in this patriotic work.
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Tusheti, village of Qumelaurta. Photo courtesy Giorgi Nikolava

“At the initial stage, we will allocate 400,000 GEL for this work. It is commendable that youth, students, will engage in the work. Summer is around the corner, and this is when these works will be carried out.

Later, based on this study and, of course, using modern professional approaches, these most ancient and important monuments will be rehabilitated," elaborated Giorgi Kvirikashvili.
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Tusheti, village of Dartlo. Photo courtesy Giorgi Nikolava

Tusheti, amazing mountainous region in northeastern Georgia, is part of the Kakheti region's Akhmeta Municipality.

The village Omalo is considered as the center of Tusheti and represents most frequently visited place by local and foreign tourists.
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Tusheti, village of Omalo. Photo courtesy Giorgi Nikolava

Shenako is the most notable and attractive village of Tusheti, located on the southern slope of the Greater Caucasus at 2080 meters above sea level. It is only accessible by land through a 4WD. The village is overlooked by Mountain Diklo and contains a series of buildings of Georgian folk architecture and the old church of the Holy Trinity, dating back to the 19th century.

Located on the northern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, Tusheti is famous for its fortress-houses and fortified towers.
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Tusheti, village of Parsma. Photo courtesy Giorgi Nikolava

The stone towers that can be seen in Tushetian villages mainly date from the Middle Ages and were built as protection against invaders and raiders.

Many of the towers have disappeared or have collapsed into ruins over time but the ones that still remain are beautiful examples of the local architecture that makes this unique historic region even more attractive for the foreign travellers and locals as well.

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