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Exhibitions 06 October 2018 till 10 February 2019

GOLD & WINE. GEORGIA'S OLDELST TREASURES

10:00 Location: Frankfurt Archäologisches Museum Frankfurt, Karmelitergasse 1, 60311 Frankfurt, Germany Organizer: Georgian National Museum, Archäologisches Museum Frankfurt
The exhibition “Gold & Wine – Georgia’s oldest treasures” presents a comprehensive picture of Georgia’s early cultural development from the beginning of agriculture in the Caucasus from 6000 B.C. to the Trialeti Culture of the Middle Bronze Age around 2100 – 1700 B.C.
The Caucasus has always been a bridge of cultures. During the period covered by the exhibition, Georgia is linked with the cultures of Mesopotamia and those of the North Pontic steppes as well as those of the Black Sea. The exhibition focusses on presenting the most recent results of German-Georgian collaborative archaeological projects, which will be presented by a large number of original finds for the first time. Beside the excavation in the Neolithic settlement of Aruchlo with its characteristic round buildings and artefacts from the earliest farming culture, and the oldest gold mine in the world, which has been investigated in Sakdrisi, the Bronze Age burial mound of Ananauri 3 with its imposing wooden wagon, counts as one of the highlights.
The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive, richly-illustrated catalogue with extensive essays and site reports, in which the newest scientific discoveries are presented in an illustrative manner.


Program:
Public guided tours in the exhibition: on Wednesdays 6 pm, on Sundays 2pm and 15.30 pm 
Scientific conference: The Caucasus: Bridge between the urban centres in Mesopotamia and the pontic steppes in the 4th and 3rd millennium BCE. The transfer of knowledge and technologies between East and West in the Bronze Age. November 28th – December 1st 2018, Frankfurt am Main Wednesday, November 28th, 2018, 6-7 pm Public evening lecture (in German) by Prof. Dr. David Lordkipanidze about: “Georgian Archaeology of the 4th and 3rd Millennium in the Caucasus. General Perspectives”, Archaeological Museum Frankfurt, Karmelitergasse 1, 60311 Frankfurt am Main Saturday, December 1st, 2018, 19:30 pm Music concert of the band Veli Ulevi in the Archaeological Museum Frankfurt, Karmelitergasse 1, 60311 Frankfurt am Main.