Archeological place – Armaziskhevi
Армазисхеви Archeological Archeological place - Armaziskhevi
Армазисхеви Archeological Archeological place - Armaziskhevi

Archeological place – Armaziskhevi

History of the city

Armaziskhevi is archeological place situated on the right tributary of the Kura River .

Clearly, it is 3km west of Mtskheta railway station. This place is unique for its archeological importance.

The Bronze-early Iron Age

Firstly, as a result of archeological excavations conducted near the influx of the Armaziskhevi archeologists.

In addition, they discovered a cemetery dating back to the late Bronze-early Iron Age., 2nd -4th cc.

The cemetery contained tombs of Georgian nobles Pitiakhshes.

Also, they were of three types: Tile graves, sarcophagi and a grave of mausoleum type.  

In addition, there were as well ruins of a palace complex, a bath house, remains of water pipeline, a ceramics workshop and a wine cellar.

The Graves

Graves dating back to 2nd-3rd cc.  AD were especially rich in content:

The archaeologists discovered at this place a gold belt, a gold sheath of dagger, diadems, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, finger-rings, arm-rings etc .

They decorated the Gold artifacts by precious stones among them were diamond, emerald, malachite, sapphire, greenstone etc.

These items had inscriptions mentioning the names of important people, such as Pitiakhshes and their wives etc.

The Sarmazian bilingual :

They found two stelaes Items of world importance at this site .

The first is bilingual (Greek-Aramaic) epitaph-so-called Sarmazian bilingual.

The second is monolingual stela with Aramiac inscriptions narrating about the Georgians’ victory in Armenia in the middle of the 1st century AD.

Tour in Mtskheta :

In conclusion, you can take a comprehensive full-day tour in Mtskheta to find out the most important landmarks of Mtskheta.

The ancient city, and make a river tour with lunch in one of the charming city restaurants.

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