In the vicinity of the largest burial mound ever found in Georgia, in the Kakheti region, archaeologists discovered a settlement site. The mound, being 20 metres high, dates to the Bronze Age.
The site is located on the bank of the Iori river in East Georgia. The mound, encompasses an are of 115 in diameter. The settlement was found next to it and is said to have been destroyed by a strong fire. Archaeologist conducting a surface survey in the area of the various-sized buildings managed to find remains of pottery vessels and whetstones. The site is scheduled for further study by both Georgian and foreign experts.