Georgian National Museum. Dmanisi Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve Museum-Reserves

Museum-Reserve Address: Dmanisi Municipality, Village small Dmanisi
Date of establishment of the museum-reserve: 1983
Legal status of the museum-reserve: Since 2005 – unified in the Legal Entity under Public Law (LEPL) Georgian National Museum
Museum-Reserve type (profile): Historical
Quantity of stored items: 2345

Museum-Reserve Collection description: The monument represents the medieval city site, where are held archaeological excavations. There are citadel, public and religious buildings. Among religious buildings of special interest is Dmanisi Sion (VI c.), with added in XII c. gates with ornaments and inscriptions. Along with medieval stratum, in Dmanisi Georgian and foreign specialists do research geological stratum dated 1, 8 billion years, with numerous hominids and fossilized animal. Until 1991 there are discovered five sculls of hominids in Dmanisi that is unusual for one site throughout the world. Results of the excavations made strong influence on the international scientific society and completely changed previously accepted idea of dissemination of hominids from the Africa.

Working hours: Everyday, except Monday, 10.00 – 18.00
Ticket price: School children and Students – 0.50 GEL., Adults – 3 GEL.,  Guided Tour Fee  – 10 GEL.
Free admission: Children up to age of 6; Georgian and Foreign Museum staff, ICOM members (cardholders with ID), people with disabilities (upon presentation of valid ID), refugees.

Exhibitions: Periodical exhibition of different collections in Georgia and in foreign countries museums.
Educational Programmes: The Georgian National Museum created the Department of Educational Programmes in 2005 which are focus on the Museum collections (E-mail: program@museum.ge, phone: (+99593) 328 345
Publications: Museum catalogues and booklets

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