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Discovery at Gudiashvili Square – Wealth Explored during Rehabilitation Works

Archaeological remains were discovered during the process of conservation works of Lado Gudiashvili Square and adjoining area.

Lado Gudiashvili Square is located in Old Tbilisi district, near Liberty Square, crossing Abo Tbileli, Gia Abesadze, Beglar Akhospireli and Mikheil Lermontov streets.
The plan of the square is maintained from the late Middle ages, the ensemble of buildings belongs to the second half of the XIX century and the XX century. Conservation area covers 4 hectares, consisting of 72 buildings, of which 31 hold cultural heritage status.

A few days ago, In the basement of the residential building located on 4 B.Akhospireli street, during excavations under the supervision of the Archaeological Service of the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation, late middle century cellar was found – several sizes of Qvevri. Part of them are filled with sand, some are cracked and others will be opened in the nearest future.

They also found ceramic products, which were found in one of the qvevri in the cellar. These are: large, medium and small size, three groats.

According to the National Agency of Cultural Heritage, all five of them are equally glazed with green. They reiterate the same image of bearded man, that was called ”Tbiliseli”.

Ceramic products can be from XVIII-XIX centuries.

Besides the ceramic products, copper azarpesha and plates were found.

Archeology service of the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia does systematic supervision of the works.