Christian Sarcophagi from Near Tbilisi

Ancient graves were found in the Urbnisi village of the Kareli region during the construction of a highway. About 20 sarcophaguses were discovered dating back to the 4th and 5th centuries.

Road department representatives invited a group of archaeologists from the Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University to the area to examine the findings. The relevant activities are being implemented by the group chaired by Vakhtang Licheli.

According Licheli, 20 Christian sarcophaguses were found.

“Investigation of this area alone is not enough because many graves have been destroyed in the Urbnisi village and all of them require further study. So this requires funding,” Licheli said.

Several months ago, an ancient stamp was found in the yard of an Avlevi village resident which, according to scientists, dates back to the early Hellenistic era.

via Sarcophaguses found in Georgia | Trend News.

I can’t find what Urbnisi was called in ancient times, but it was apparently an important Iberian city in both Greek and Roman times

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