Batumi Archeological Museum


This excellent museum showcases some of the many valuable archaeological discoveries made in Adjara, particularly at the Gonio Apsaros Fortress. The main room upstairs starts with the remains of hominids from between 1.7 and 1.8 million years ago and moves through impressive Bronze Age daggers, Iron Age jewellery, Hellenistic pottery and Roman artefacts. Downstairs is an impressive display of Byzantine gold.

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