Gonio Apsarus Archaeological-Architectural Museum Reserve

  • Museum-Reserve address: 6216, village Tsikhisdziti, Kobuleti Municipality
    Phone: (+995 595) 35 21 20
    E-mail: nenia1952@yahoo.com
    Web-site: www.heritagesites.ge
    Date of establishment: 1994
    Judicial Status of the Museum: since 2008 - unified the Legal Public Identity - National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia (under the governmental control of Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia)
    Type (profile): history

    Museum-Reserve description: The Museum-Reserve covers the area of Gonio-Apsarosi castle and the adjacent territories. Visitor will see: The Ancient Roman fortress erected at the mouth of Chorokhi River, on the Black Sea shore, its massive defensive wall of the most perfect stonework, reinforced with the counter-forcing structures; several military paths and crenels, remains of the monumental constructions (military barracks, praetorium ) of Roman and Early Byzantine periods, Roman bathhouse, ancient water supply system, fragments of the caravansary of the XVI-XVII cc AD, late medieval clay baking ovens, etc. Archaeological material discovered on the territory of the museum-reserve is of various historical periods with the earliest samples dated by VIII-VII cc BC and the latest - manufactured in the late XIX c. The set of golden things known as “Gonio Treasure”- brilliant samples of high level of craftsmanship and sophisticated art is the most noteworthy of all artifacts. They are exhibited in Kh. Akhvlediani Achara State Museum and in Batumi Archaeological Museum.

    Ticket price: Adult -3 GEL, schoolchildrens and students - 1GEL

    Free of charge: Children under 6 years of age and homeless children. Groups: Employees of Georgian and Foreign Museums, ICOM, ICOMOS members (with valid identification), First and second category disabled persons, soldiers, refugees.

    Working hours: Everyday, except Monday, 10.00-17.00

    Educational Programmes: Discussions about Archaeology, “Guides-voluntaries”, “What the treasure we posses”

    Publications: Collected scientific works “Gonio-Apsarosi”

    Total Area of Museum-Reserve: 4,75 ha, permanent exhibition: 130 m²

    Annual quantity of visitors: 9068

    Museum building’s status: Immovable monument of Cultural Heritage (The order # 3/181, 2007 of Minister of Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia)

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