Ancient settlement discovered by Black Sea

Traces of a settlement and numerous artefacts attributed to Greek settlers were discovered at the Pichvnari site, North of Kobuleti, Georgia.

Excavations at the site (by Adjara Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport)

The findings unearthed by archaeologists at the excavation site include pieces of pottery vessels, decorative objects and farming instruments, a stone-made sinker used in farming, and an ancient floor covered with bassanite material. The artefacts date to between 6th-4th centuries BC. Moreover, on the site of a nearby  burial ground, archaeologists excavated golden beads, a terracotta ceramic piece featuring a wild boar illustration and imported clay vessels.

Artefacts found on site (by Adjara Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport)

Archaeologists excavated the nearby site of a Greek necropolis dated to the 5th century BC. They managed to uncover traces of younger burial activity in the upper layers. The complex of the sites, discovered in 1951, has so far revealed nearly 300 coins dating back to the 6th to 4th centuries BC minted in the ancient kingdom of Colchis, attesting to the existence of an advanced industrial society in the area by the 1st century BC with trade relations between the towns in western Asia, the Balkans, North Caucasus and Crimea.

Overview of the site (by Adjara Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport)

(after Agenda & Adjara Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport)

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