Archaeologists discover 14th-12th centuries BCE Colchis artefacts in western Georgia

  • Items including pottery, materials used for casting axes, and items indicating the existence of a trade connection between the Greek civilisation and the South Caucasus during the Colchis kingdom on ancient Georgia’s Black Sea coast were excavated by the archaeologists in and around the Kutaisi Central Park. Photo: president.ge

Agenda.ge, 13 May 2022 - 13:34, Tbilisi,Georgia

Scientists from a Polish-Georgian archaeological group working in Georgia’s western city of Kutaisi have discovered a number of artefacts dating back between the 14th-12th  centuries BCE, the press office of the Georgian President’s Administration said on Thursday.

Items including pottery, materials used for casting axes, and items indicating the existence of a trade connection between the Greek civilisation and the South Caucasus during the Colchis kingdom on ancient Georgia’s Black Sea coast were excavated by the archaeologists in and around the Kutaisi Central Park.

Archaeological researches and discoveries of the ancient Colchis culture in Georgia’s western city of Kutaisi will change a lot not only in Kutaisi, but also in the world history,” scientists from the Polish-Georgian Permanent Archaeological Research Group said while introducing the discoveries to the Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili.

The archaeological mission is carried out under the patronage of the President of Georgia, and has been operating at the Krukowski Georgian-Polish Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Kutaisi.

The Centre aims to support joint Polish-Georgian scientific projects, including archaeological research, and interdisciplinary studies carried out in the territory of Georgia, or with participation of Polish and Georgian scientists in other countries.

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