- Place or Religious Monument
- Archaeological Site
- Place or Historical Monument
- Unesco World Heritage
Dmanisi is an important place in Georgia; its multiple dimensions incarnate the cultural and touristic richness of the country! When I managed to find the site, after a first failed attempt due to a stupid mistake, I was literally breathless.
The natural site is amazing, luscious, with a little basalt plateau located at the exit of a beautiful canyon typical of Lesser Caucasus. The Georgians of the Middle Ages built a city there, one of the most powerful ones in Kartli. The ruins of this city are substantial and picturesque. At the foot of the ruins of the city of Dmanisi, Sion Church. a magnificent seventh century church, is extremely well preserved. Photogenic, curious with its look of two buildings built one in the other, it adds to the charisma and the spiritual feeling of this place.
Finally, even if you can no longer really see the traces, I had a thought for the Dmanisi Man, found in 2001 during archaeological excavations who, at 1.8 million years old, is the oldest hominid found outside of Africa. You can admire him in the National Museum in Tbilisi...