Vani Archaeological Museum

The Vani Archaeological Museum - Reserve was established in 1981. The museum was opened in 1985 on the initiative of Academician Otar Lortkipanidze. The Museum - Reserve includes: the settlement Vani, the expedition base and a museum.

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Vani Archaeological Museum

The Vani Archaeological Museum - Reserve was established in 1981. The museum was opened in 1985 on the initiative of Academician Otar Lortkipanidze. The Museum - Reserve includes: the settlement Vani, the expedition base and a museum. The museum houses a large part of the archaeological material found here, from the VIII century BC to I century inclusive. 
 
Vani was an administrative - political center of the Colchis unit Septukhia, which reached its prosperity in III - I centuries BC. Vani as a city can be outlined in two stages: VI-IV BC and III-I BC.  To the first stage belong wooden religious and residential buildings with altars carved into the rock; utensils of bronze and pottery, as well as  much jewelry. The second stage of Vani originates from the III century BC  whenVani became a large temple center. A fence-wall, temple, seven- step altar that were found during the excavations belong to this period. Here were found statues and masks of different sizes, and Greek ceramics. Historical Vani was destroyed in the middle of the first century BC. Since 2006, the Vani museum has been a part of the National Museum of Georgia.

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