Vani Archaeological Museum

Vani Archaeological Museum

Have you heard the myth of the Golden Fleece? The legendary Golden Fleece of a winged ram that made the Argonauts depart from Greece towards Colchis in order to steal it? At the Vani Archaeological Museum, you’ll have the chance to learn more about the legendary kingdom of Colchis, which once stood in what is today modern Georgia.

What Will You See at Vani Archaeological Museum?

The Vani Archaeological Museum is located in the ancient town of Vani, twenty-six kilometres from the city of Kutaisi. Here, you will see masterworks of Colchian goldsmithing, exceptional items of bronze and silver, and a variety of pottery and numismatic objects, all of which combine to describe the 8-century-long history of the village of Vani, stretching from the Iron Age until the Hellenistic Era.

The museum’s oldest objects date back to the 8th - 7th centuries BCE, while the famous grave of the Colchian woman, where golden objects of immense significance were found, dates to the 6th to 4th centuries BCE. 

Vani had become a temple city by the 3rd to 1st centuries BCE, as shown by the Hellenistic bronze oil lamps, dancing erotic figures, and representations of Greek gods.

One of the highlights of the Vani Archaeological Museum is a statue of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. This statue dates back to the 2nd to 1st centuries BCE, and is recognised as a treasure of immense cultural significance. It has been displayed in leading museums around the world.

We use third-party cookies in order to personalise your experience.
Cookie Policy