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H 290 x W 207 mm

480 pages

196 illustrations (including 71 colour plates)

Published Dec 2010



Hardback: 9781803271835

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Pichvnari III: The Hellenistic World and Colchis

Types of Burials and Burial Customs in South-Western Georgia in the Hellenistic Period

By Amiran Kakhidze, Nineli Vashakidze


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The present volume is concerned with some of the work done in the Hellenistic period cemetery at Pichvnari between 1965 and 2004, as well as at Zemopartskhma and other sites of the Supsa-Natanebi basin, where pithos burials of the Hellenistic period were discovered in the 1950s.



Preface (in Georgian) ;

Preface (in English) ;

Georgian Text ;

I. Introduction ;

II. The Pichvnari Hellenistic Period Cemetery ;
Excavations at the Pichvnari Hellenistic Period Cemetery in 1965-2004 ;
Burial Customs, Types of Burials, and the Deposition Pattern of Grace Goods ;
Grave Goods (local pottery; imported pottery; jewellery; coins; other objects) ;

III. Pithos Burials of the Supsa-Nantanebi Basin ;
Excavations at the Zeomopartskhma Cemetery ;
Grave Goods (local pottery; imported pottery; jewellery; coins; other objects) ;

IV. Conclusion ;

Bibliography ;

Abbreviations ;

Catalogue (in Georgian) ;

Catalogue (in English) ;

List of Illustrations (in Georgian) ;

List of Illustrations (in English) ;