Ruins of ancient city found on Georgian-Azerbaijani border

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Archaeologists have found the ruins of a 7th-8th century AD town near the Georgian-Azerbaijani border. The town in Dedoplis Tskaro District covered an area of 12 hectares and was surrounded by a fortress wall. 

“The settlement has been found on the left bank of the River Iori on the Georgian border with Azerbaijan in Dedoplis Tskaro District. There are the remains of towers and a ruined church, while from ceramic fragments found at the site specialists date the settlement to the 7th or 8th centuries.The town covered approximately 12 hectares and this is a very big settlement. The fortress town is located on a mountain and on the other side of the mountain lies Azerbaijan,” archaeologist Kote Pitskhelauri said. 

He said that excavations were not under way at present due to a lack of funds. 

Source: News Az [May 31, 2011]

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