Svaneti is far North-West region of Georgia, right next to the border of Russia; many villages in the region are still unreachable by cars during the winter-time because of the excessive snow. The extreme isolation of Svanetia allowed Svans to preserve plentiful of original artifacts and symbols that got swept away by the waves of conquerors and migrants in the low lying valleys of Georgia. In the museum one can find fascinating artifacts from archeological excavation traced back to the Shumerian civilization, along with few millennium old golden statues that are allegedly connecting to the Greek legend. According to the story of "Jason with Argonauts", Greek prince came to Colchis (nowadays Western Georgia) to take "Golden Fleece" back to his country. Furthermore, the museum houses number of ancient handwritten icons, manuscripts, collection of archaic jewelry, silverware, numismatic samples, armor and metalwork.
City area/address: A. Lozeliani st. 7, Mestia 384750, Georgia
Working hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ticket price: 7 GEL for adults, 0.5 Kids and Students