Journal Amirani. 2017. Volume 29

Boris Kuftin - Archaeologist and Ethnographer

Author(s): Tina Abulashvili

Boris Kuftin was a Soviet archaeologist and ethnographer. From 1933 to 1953, he worked in Tbilisi, Georgia. In the 1930s, he discovered the Trialeti culture; and in 1940, he coined the term Kura-Araxes. He participated in the South Turkmenistan Complex Archaeological Expedition in the 1940s-1950s.
Kuftin became a member of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences in 1946.

Journal Amirani. 2017. Volume 29

An Italian missionary Archangelo Lamberti and his work "The Holy Colchis"

Author(s): David Merkviladze

Archangelo Lamberti was a member of Theatin Catholic Order, a monk from Naples, who was sent in Georgia according the decision of Pope Urban VIII by The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) together with another missioner Giuseppe Judiche to spread Catholic faith. For this mission he arrived in Kartli in 1631 and joined the Catholic Mission of Gori. Lamberti was received by the Georgian king Teimuraz I in his residence. About two years later Lamberti together with Judiche moved to Odishi Principality, where the missionaries continued their activities under the protection of influential prince of Odishi, Levan II Dadiani (1611-1657). Lamberti generally lived in Georgia for 18 years.

Journal Amirani. 2005. Volume 12

From the recent past

Author(s): Paata Bukhrashvili

From the recent past

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