Gonio Apsarus Archaeological-Architectural Museum Preserve

  • Museum-Reserve address: 6400, 55 Apsaros Highway, Khelvachauri
    Phone: (+995 577) 59 19 01, 558 90 77 73
    E-mail: info@ajaraheritage.ge
    Web-site: www.ajaraheritage.ge
    Date of establishment: 1994
    Judicial Status of the Museum: since 2012 - unified the Legal Public Identity - National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Adjara 
    Type (profile): historical

    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 less than 6 years of age and homeless children, employees of Museums, ICOM members, People with disabilities, soldiers, refugees.

    Working hours: Everyday, except Monday, 10.00 - 18.00

    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

    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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