Uplistsikhe

Uplistsikhe

Uplistsikhe is an ancient rock-hewn town located in eastern Georgia, east of the town of Gori in Shida Kartli region. The site is considered to be one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. Strategically located in the heartland of ancient kingdom of Iberia, it emerged as a major political and religious center of the country.

Site Information

Country: Georgia

District: Shida Kartli Region

Category: Ancient Rock Workes

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Iron Age

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Uplistsikhe Cave Town

Date of Submission: 2007

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