About Sights – Khevsureti Ethnographic Museum

The Khevsureti Ethnographic Museum is situated in a restored fortified tower in the village of Korsha, 2 km past the village of Barisakho in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. Although small, the museum contains unique displays of Khevsur life, armour, weapons, clothing, domestic and agricultural implements and photographs. Khevsureti (Georgian: ხევსურეთი, a land of valleys) is one of … Continue reading

About Sights – Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography

After a two year restoration, the Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography (Georgian: სვანეთის ისტორიის და ეთნოგრაფიის მუზეუმი) re-opened its doors for visitors on July 1st 2013. The museum was established in 1936 and initially housed a small collection but in 1948 it benefited from an expedition to Svaneti, headed by the famous Georgian art historian Giorgi … Continue reading

About Sights – Signagi Museum

Signagi Museum, in the town of Signagi (Georgian: სიღნაღი) in Georgia’s easternmost region of Kakheti, was established in 1947 and contains exhibits providing glimpses of daily life in Eastern Georgia from the Stone Age to the 20th century. The Museum’s ethnographic collection contains five thousand artifacts, including textiles, copper and wooden domestic items, agricultural instruments, materials relating to … Continue reading

About Sights – Egnate Ninoshvili Museum

During his short life and brief literary career Georgian writer Egnate Ninoshvili (ეგნატე ნინოშვილი) (1859-1894) wrote stories and novellas vividly depicting the harsh life of the Georgian peasantry and the greed of tsarist officials. Before taking up writing he worked as a teacher, telegrapher, typesetter, and manual laborer. His first literary works were articles for the Georgian … Continue reading

About Sights – The Money Museum of the National Bank of Georgia

The Money Museum of the National Bank of Georgia in Kvareli in Kakheti Region is the place to go to see the centuries-old history of money circulation in Georgia, from the 6th century B.C. up to the present. The exhibits cover twenty-six centuries and contain Colchian tetri, Alexander the Great staters, coins of the Roman Republic and Empire, … Continue reading

About Sights – The Giorgi Chitaia Open Air Museum of Ethnography (Georgian: გიორგი ჩიტაიას სახელობის ეთნოგრაფიული მუზეუმი ღია ცის ქვეშ)

The Giorgi Chitaia Open Air Museum of Ethnography (Georgian: გიორგი ჩიტაიას სახელობის ეთნოგრაფიული მუზეუმი ღია ცის ქვეშ) was founded in 1966 by the famous Georgian ethnographer Giorgi Chitaia, whose name it bears. The open-air museum is located on a hill overlooking the Vake district of Tbilisi. The 52 hectare site houses around 70 buildings that … Continue reading

About Literature – Vazha-Pshavela

Vazha-Pshavela (pseudonym of Luka Razikashvili) is considered to be one of the greatest Georgian poets. As a nature admirer, Vazha-Pshavela knows no comparison in Georgian poetry. His finest works are considered to be the tragic narrative poems “Host and Guest” (1893) and “The Snake-Eater” (1901) that combine Caucasian folk myth with human tragedy. You can find an English … Continue reading