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Unique archaeological finds were discovered in Mtskheta

According to law, construction work was suspended and the study of the territory began archaeologists. In the study area they have identified and studied the graves of the early middle ages, finding gold jewelry.

TBILISI, Aug 4 – news-Georgia . Unique archaeological finds were discovered on Pikris mountain in the town of Mtskheta (ancient capital of Georgia, located near Tbilisi) during construction works on private land on the territory of old graves, according to the Ministry of culture and monument protection of Georgia on Monday 4 August.

According to law, construction work was suspended and the study of the territory began, the archaeologists who work on the mountain Picris from late July – when a grave was discovered. In the study area they have identified and studied the graves of the early middle ages, among them five types of burial grounds, – stated in the message.

“In the places of burials were found Golden rings, hooks for clothes and a gold coin of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine VIII (1025-1028.), which confirms that the residents of Mtskheta were buried in the burial grounds of the mountain Picris not only in IV-VI, but in the middle ages”, it oficialnaya office.

In addition to coins and gold jewelry, were also found other items – buckles, brooches, vessels for storage of spices, and made of different materials rings and beads.

“On Pikris mountain in Mtskheta found for both family and individual graves, and the majority of the dead were buried according to Christian rules,” the report says. At the same time specify what was found during archaeological excavations items similar to those that were previously detected at various times during the study other places of ancient burial sites in Mtskheta.

The Ministry of culture and monument protection together with the National Agency of cultural heritage protection of Georgia will consider that the findings was granted the status of “moving monuments”.

“The General public will see new discoveries in Tbilisi this fall. Until the end of August will be decided which of the museums will be exhibited new materials. Then unique found items will be stored in the new Museum of Mtskheta”, – the Ministry informs.

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