Inventory and study works are about to begin in 10 castle villages of Tusheti.
According to the Head of Government, some of Tusheti’s most ancient buildings are, unfortunately, either damaged or on the verge of destruction. At the initial stage, monuments will be inventoried and documented to be followed by the planning of their full rehabilitation.
“We are launching rehabilitation-related study in 10 castle villages of Tusheti. You all know how valuable for Georgia Tusheti is, with its historical and ethnographic heritage and uniqueness. Unfortunately, part of Tusheti’s ancient structures is damaged or on the verge of destruction.
These cultural monuments have not been studied since the collapse of the Soviet Union. So we must plan the inventory of these monuments first, and then carry out their full rehabilitation.
We are launching inventory and study in 10 castle villages: Dzveli Diklo, Dzveli Girevi, Chontio, Hegho, Ageurta, Tzaro, Kvavlo, Parsma, Dakiurta, and Indurta. These are some of the most ancient Georgian villages. At the initial stage, we will allocate 400,000 GEL for this work. It is commendable that youth, students, will engage in the work. Summer is around the corner, and this is when these works will be carried out.
Later, based on this study and, of course, using modern professional approaches, these most ancient and important monuments will be rehabilitated,” Giorgi Kvirikashvili emphasized.