Historic remains of Samshvilde city

Historic remains of Samshvilde city

A retrospective of Georgian culture awaits in Kvemo Kartli, 15 kilometers away from Tetritskaro. High on the hill, explore the ancient city ruins of Samshvilde.
Kvemo Kartli

Samshvilde is naturally protected from the three sides, while the fourth side is protected by a 4-5 meters thick and 2-kilometer long fence. The two rivers, Khrami and Chivchava, lie at the bottom of the hill.

The city was settled in IV-III centuries B.C. and had a major function in state development. 

Discover the network of streets and exits through the moss-covered ruins. Traces of a water supply system were found, along with coins and artifacts, proving that life flourished in this area a long time ago. The church of Samshvilde Sioni from the VIII century on the fortress territory is noteworthy. 

The territory has bronze-age megaliths, ruins, graves, a citadel, a medieval fortress, and residence remains. Samshvilde has several churches including Saint George’s Church, Palata Church, Church of Assumption of Mary, three church basilica, a church with a semi-dome apse, and Teogenida church located on the Khrami river side. 

The study of the fortress ruins continues today through archaeological excavations and research of various historical contexts.

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