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Archeologists Uncover Qvevris at Khikhani Caste

Archeologists have discovered 43 medieval qvevris at Khikhani Castle in western Georgia.  The qvevri is a large, clay Amphora-like vessel, traditionally buried in the ground up to its neck, in which wine is fermented and stored in regions of Georgia and especially in Kakheti, East Georgia. The artefacts were uncovered …

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Data Pirtskhalava Succeeds at Locarno Film Festival

Data Pirtskhalava

A young Georgian filmmaker has achieved success at Locarno International Film Festival which was held in Switzerland on August 5-15. According to Georgian National Film Center, Davit Pirtskhalava’s short film Mama (father) achieved success in the Pardi di domani section that screened short and medium-length films by young independent amateur or …

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Mtskheta Among Most Beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Mtskheta Among Most Beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Mtskheta, One of the oldest towns in Georgia has been named among the 20 most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage sites by the US-based online publication Condé Nast Traveler. The Georgian town Mtskheta was listed first on the list and was followed by world famous tourist destinations the Taj-Mahal in India, …

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So-called thief-in-law Sergo Chikhladze Detained in Moscow

Sergo Chikhladze-doctor-medicine-health

So-called thief-in-law Sergo Chikhladze – “Samtredski” has been detained in Moscow,- Gazeta.ru reports. According to the news agency, he was arrested at Karetni Ryad St. and a body search revealed that he was carrying 2g of an unknown substance on him. As experts established later, the substance was heroin. Criminal proceedings …

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CNN: 9 Reasons To Visit Georgia

(CNN)Out on the fringes of Europe, the former Soviet Republic of Georgia is a country shrouded in mystery. Sandwiched between the Caucasus Mountains to the north, the Black Sea to the west and dry deserts to the south, this small country, which borders Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey, is not …

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Tbilisi Assembly Approved a Revised Version of the Mirza Shafi Project

Tbilisi City Council has approved a revised version of Mirza Shafi development plan. The majority adopted this decision at  the City Council session. Before the start, the project should pass through several stages, including dealing with  construction permits. The opposition, the majority of the City Council and representatives of civil society …

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“Heat Batumi” to Host Sven Marquardt’s Photo Exhibition

On August 14th, 20:00, Sven Marquardt’s exhibition “FOTOGRAFIEN” will open the City Sound project “Blick 2015” in the art gallery “Glasshouse”. Notable works from the photographer will be displayed, and residents or visitors of the seaside Batumi will be able to visit the exhibition. It will end on August 19th. …

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The Blue Tablecloths of Georgia: New Life of an Old Tradition

Georgian blue tablecloths

In the past, textile production held a special place in the country of Georgia’s arts and culture. The oldest samples date back to around the end of the seventeenth century, cotton tablecloths painted in various hues of blue. In the eighteenth century, artisans began creating printed textiles, using woodblocks with …

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Gubaz Sanikidze and Iranian Officials Discuss New Prospects

“The number of tourists traveling between Iran and Georgia is not considerable,” Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) Massoud Soltanifar highlighted in a meeting held on Sunday with Deputy Chairman of the Georgian Parliament Gubaz Sanikidze in Tehran, calling for a strong resolve for an increase …

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GEM Fest might be Held in Baku

In the near future, an electronic music festival GEM Fest  may be held in Baku or  the Caspian Sea coast. George Sigua, a founder of the festival organizer company Epic Stone, told  CBW. He says that the negotiations are underway with Azerbaijani colleagues on this issue. In Sigua’s words, the …

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