Scientists have discovered remains of ancient temples and fortresses on Khovlegora, an area in the village of Khovle, Kaspi district. They say the discovery dates back to the II-I centuries BC.
The ancient tiles were found on the upper part of the hill, where as scientists presume, was the dwellings of higher social class and temples.
Scientists assert that Khovlegora is the historic monument of world significance. Major excavations will begin here next year. The details of the new discovery will be introduced to journalists later today.
Minister of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia plans to contact the representatives of the Abkhazian puppet regime regarding the cultural monuments located on the territory of the occupied Abkhazia.
Tbilisi Zakaria Paliashvili Opera and Ballet Theatre has a new director - Minister of Culture Guram Odisharia has presented conductor Giorgi Jordania at this position today. Minister said the candidate was selected according to his professional experience on international level.
Visit of the Patriarch of All Georgia to the Russian capital continues. Late last night His Holiness was invited at the studio of the Georgian sculptor in Russia, Zurab Tsereteli, where Russian politicians were also present.
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Director of the State Opera and Ballet Theatre has resigned - Davit Sakvarelidze has not officially commented on the reasons of his decision, however, behind the camera he confirmed that he had differences with the officials of the ministry of culture regarding the development of art and opera.
Ave Maria composed by the Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II was performed in honor of the visit of His Holiness to Moscow. Another anthem composed by Ilia II, dedicated to the Patriarch of Russia was also sung at the Christmas Festival held in the Russian capital.
Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II has been hosted by Russian Patriarch Kiril in Moscow today. The meeting, on which Georgian patriarch expressed his hope of solving problems in Georgia-Russia relations, was held at the Residence of the Russian Patriarch.