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Grakali

Grakali this badly damaged monument is carved in 4 tiers on the left slope of the gorge of the Kura river in the rocky cliff of The kvernak hillock. Up to 30 caves and cave remnants have been preserved, the vast majority of which are inaccessible today. The caves are carved in easily processed calcareous rocks, so it was not difficult for their creators to get shapes close to geometric, and the rooms have almost a rectangular layout.

In most of the rooms are preserved the traces of a striking four-sided cutter. Most of the premises included in the complex turned out to be very small – their length and width does not exceed 2-2. 5 m, and the height varies between 1.4-1.7 m. the Ceilings are flat everywhere. Most of the rooms are isolated from each other and on the surface of the rock are very narrow and low openings with a high threshold.

In spite of the fact that in caves funeral regiments and niches are not fixed, scientists assume that deal with system of the tombs of simple type cut in a rock. The burial chambers are similar to the Uplistsikhe ensemble. Here fragments of ceramic products of the end of II thousand BC are found. It is noteworthy that the pottery shards found in the cave of Gracali still say that the date of their manufacture coincides with the date of the monument at the turn of II-I thousand BC.

Grakali

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