Archeological artifacts found during rehabilitation works of Gudiashvili Square, Tbilisi
09 June, 2018
Archeological artifacts found during rehabilitation works of Gudiashvili Square, Tbilisi
Recently a new discovery has been made in a historic Gudiashvili Square, located in the heart of Tbilisi, near Liberty Square. Although the area was at risk of being replaced by apartments, citizens of Tbilisi managed to save it and preserve until present day. Tiflis Hamkari (union of Tbilisi caretakers) was central in the struggle for protecting the old historic part of the city from vanishing.

When the rehabilitation works in  square  were launched, a plenty of archeological artifacts were discovered.
Tiflis Hamkari has published photos depicting unique findings of Gudiashvili Square.
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Gudiashvili Square is located near Liberty Square, right in the heart of Georgia

Tiflis Hamkari (union of Tbilisi caretakers) was founded in March 2005 by Alexander and Tsira Elisashvili. The union is aimed at preserving authentic appearance of the historic and cultural parts of the city as well as raising awareness among society about Tbilisi city.
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Walls are built with old Georgian style bricks, that are rectangular and thin

Gudiashvili square has a long history. According to the city plan dating back to 1785, the square was at that place, yet it carried different names at different times.

In 1828 Ivan Paskevich, newly appointed Governor of South Caucasus by the Russian emperor, gave the square the name of Abass-Abad. The latter is a city that Paskevich took control of in Iran.
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These walls are more than 150 years old

The square maintained its name until 1923. The Soviet Bolsheviks renamed it after Stefan Alaverdian, an Armenian Bolshevik who was detained in Georgia and exiled to Armenia. Because of organizing a rebellion against authorities in Armenia, he was executed in Erevan in 1920.

The square was given its current name in 1988 after renowned Georgian artist  Lado Gudiashvili who lived  in the 20th century.
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Remnants of old pottery made with clay

The most outstanding building at the square is locatedon the crossing of the square and the Lermontov Street. The building belonged to newspaper Literary Georgia Publishing House. The newspaper was in circulation in 20th century.

This building is important for another reason as well – prominent Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov lived there in 1838. He served in the Russian army at the time. The street was late named after him.
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Experts unearth archeological artifacts with great attention

Currently the square and its surrounding area is undergoing rehabilitation works of  that started in March 2018 and is due to finish by the end of 2019.
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Artifacts are kept in special boxes fo further examination

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