Unique archaeological finds were discovered on Pikris Gora (mountain) in the town of Mtskheta (the ancient capital of Georgia, located near Tbilisi) during construction works on private site in the territory of old graves, according to the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia.
By law, the construction works has been suspended and for the archaeologists began investigations who work on the Pikris Gora (mountain) since the end of July - when finds were discovered. In the study area they have discovered and studied early medieval burial, among them - five kinds of burials.
"In places of burials were found gold rings, hooks for clothes and a gold coin of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine VIII (1025-1028), that confirms that the citizens of Mtskheta were buried in the burial ground of Pikris Gora (mountain) not only in the IV-VI centuries, but also in the Middle Ages "- is said on the official website of the department.
In addition to coins and gold ornaments were also found other items - fasteners, brooches, storage vessels and incense made from different materials rings and beads.
"On Pikris Gora (mountain) in Mtskheta were found family and individual graves, and the majority of the dead were buried according to Christian rules", - is said in the announcement. At the same time it is indicated that founded items during archaeological excavations are similar to those that have been found previously at different times in the examinations of other ancient burial places in Mtskheta.
The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, together with the National Agency for Protection of Cultural Heritage of Georgia will consider that findings were given the status of "moving monuments".
"The public will see the new finds in Tbilisi in autumn of this year. Till the end of August it will be decided which of the museums will be present new materials. Then unique found items will be stored in the new Museum of Mtskheta", - said the ministry.
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