Journal Amirani. 2020. Volume 33

The Central Caucasian Mountain Passes (Racha, Balkaria, Dvaleti)

Author(s): Leri Jibladze

In the Late Bronze-Early Iron Age, cultural contacts between the populations of the southern and northern slopes of the Central Caucasus (Digoria - the upper reaches of the Urukha River, Balkareti - the upper reaches of the Chereka River, the historical sources of the Dvaleti River - Ardoni) were established across the rivers. communication routes through the passes of the Central Caucasian ridge, where the most convenient of such crossings were: Gurdzievtsek, Gebievtsek, Pasi mountain (Gezevtsek), Machkhapari (Sharievtsek), Mamisoni (Chanchakhi).

Journal Amirani. 2020. Volume 33

1919-2019 Archaeological Expositions

Author(s): Tina Abulashvili

Any archaeological exhibition is regarded as one of the main tools of scientific propaganda, helping to popularize knowledge and to identify public inquiries. It forms an ideological background, predetermined by the current goals of people, constantly existing in a given period of time. 1919 was the year of a series of innovations in the life of the museum. The former name "Caucasian Museum" was renamed into "Museum of Georgia". The authorities have defined the functions of the new institution as a multipurpose organization.

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