Best Life: “The 10 Best History Museums That Should Be on Your Bucket List”

  • The Tbilisi-based Museum of Georgia, a venue of the Georgian National Museum network, has been included by the American travel and entertainment publication Best Life in its list of 10 best history museums to visit around the world. Photo: Shutterstock / saiko3p

Review by Mariam Papidze

Economic Editor

Agenda.ge, 11 Jan 2023, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Tbilisi-based Museum of Georgia, a venue of the Georgian National Museum network, has been included by the American travel and entertainment publication Best Life in its list of 10 best history museums to visit around the world.

Compiled by Zachary Mack, the list notes the downtown venue’s collections illustrating both ancient exhibits and the more recent history of the 1921 Soviet invasion of the country and subsequent political repressions across decades of the 20th century.

The author cites travel expert Joe Yogerst in explaining the Museum of Georgia has been designated to illuminate the country’s “pivotal role in the history of the Middle East, Europe, and the Caucasus region”.

The most stunning exhibits are the Archeological Treasury, which displays incredible gold and silver relics from Georgia's prehistoric kingdoms, and the Soviet Occupation Hall, which details the nation's subjugation by the Soviet Union from 1921 to 1991, the systematic murder of dissidents, and a campaign to wipe out Georgian culture", Yogerst says.

Located on Rustaveli Avenue in the capital, the Museum of Georgia is listed in the publication’s article alongside venues such as the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and Egyptian Antiquities Museum in Cairo.

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