The Georgian National Museum

The Georgian National Museum

The Georgian National Museum unites 16 museums in the country, all with diverse collections. The museum showcases rich archaeological and ethnographic material, sample works of Georgian goldsmiths, iconography, and more.

What will you see in the Georgian National Museum?

The 1.8 billion-year-old skull of the first European settlers, was discovered in Dmanisi, Georgia, and was on the cover of the 2013 issue of Science magazine. The skull is preserved in the Georgian National Museum and the exhibit was the first to examine and study early human anatomy. The remains found in Dmanisi are the earliest fossils found outside of Africa.

Ancient wine vessels decorated with images of stems and a pitcher dating back to the 6th millennium BC are among the artifacts displayed. The silver cup found in the ruins of Trialeti in 1937, belongs to the first half of the II millennium BC.

Silver tetradrachm from the VI-V centuries BC, called "Colchic Tetri" is proof that the history of money minting in Georgia is twenty-seven centuries old and Colchis was one of the oldest centers among ancient civilizations in the world to master it.

Visit the museum collections and exhibits online in the video series “Visit the Museum" and on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

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