Dedoplistskaro Museum Of Local Lore

Founded in 1975, the Dedoplistskaro Museum of Local Lore offers a fascinating glimpse into Georgia's vibrant past. Located at 10 Tskhra Dzma Street in Dedoplistskaro, a town known as "Queen's Spring" in the Kakheti Region, the museum is a proud custodian of more than 13,000 unique artefacts.

The museum's diverse collection represents the historical narrative of the Dedoplistskaro area, dating back from the 6th century BC to the late feudal times. One of the main attractions is the impressive array of archaeological finds, including ceramics, bronze items, seals, and religious sculptures. You can marvel at the intricacy of the Scythian arrowheads, medical ceramic items, bronze pincers, and ancient masks.

Numismatics enthusiasts will be intrigued by the museum's collection of 6th-century Sassanian silver and gold coins, alongside Georgian, Russian, and German coins. This collection provides a captivating insight into the past economic transactions and foreign influences in the area.

The museum's ethnographic section is a tribute to Georgia's rich cultural heritage. Here, you can admire the hand-woven carpets, rugs, saddlebags from the Kizik region, and exquisite gold-thread embroidery from the Kajar era. Furthermore, the museum showcases an array of everyday life objects that depict the lifestyle of the local community over centuries.

Art lovers will appreciate the collection of 20th-century Georgian paintings. This collection includes works by esteemed artists like R. Sturua, A. Popiashvili, J. Gvimradze, and R. Tordia.

The Dedoplistskaro Museum of Local Lore is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM every day except Monday. Partnerships with the Archaeological Institutes of Berlin and Halle contribute to the museum's ongoing research and exhibit updates. With its rich collection of archaeological, numismatic, ethnographic items, and artworks, the museum offers a comprehensive understanding of the region's history, culture, and art, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the captivating story of Georgia's past.

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