Project: "International Cooperation Network between Central Asia and the South Caucasus" in the field of science and technology development.
Project Objective: To develop an innovation-oriented science to accomplish a millennial program.
The project was funded by the EU's 7th Framework Program for Research and Technological Development
The project was completed in April 2013.
"Catalog of Georgian Material Culture Monuments of Tao-Klarjeti and Kola-Artan of Georgian Historical Sites in Turkey"
The project is implemented by Caucasus University and the Georgian Culture and Tourism Resource Research Center with the financial support of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation.
The organization started working on the project in 2013 and it will be completed in 2016. The project involves the study of more than 1,000 historically Georgian villages and their surroundings in historic Tao-Klarjeti and Kola-Artan, the study of monuments of Georgian culture known to us or not, the fixation of their modern condition, the processing of historical sources on monuments, the clarification of historical toponyms, GPS Taking coordinates and photo-video fixing.
Within the framework of this project, 9 expeditions (56 days) were conducted in 2014 in the historical Artan, Kola, Palacatsio, Foso, Erusheti, Javakheti and Samtskhe. 314 villages, settlements and their surroundings in these parts were studied. As a result, the modern condition of 119 historical monuments of the famous cultures known from written sources located here has been observed. In addition, 143 unknown historical monuments of the culture were discovered, which were not mentioned in the written sources known to us. (Khutsishvili et al., 2015).
In 2015, 5 expeditions (56 days) were held on a large part of the historic Shavsheti and Klarjeti area. 283 villages, settlements and their surroundings in these parts were studied.
As a result, the modern condition of 116 historical monuments of the famous cultures known from written sources found here has been observed. In addition, 108 unknown historical monuments have been discovered, which were not mentioned in the written sources known to us. Among them: 48 churches (12 unknown), 47 ecclesiastical (33 unknown), 66 castles and towers (31 unknown), 24 stone arch bridges (1 unknown), 32 different buildings (megalithic, underground, cave, dwelling, etc. Including 24 unknown), unknown inscriptions - 1 Asomtavruli Georgian, 1 Armenian and 5 newly researched ornamental stones. At the same time, the modern condition of certain monuments of Armenian, Greek, Russian and Turkish culture (buildings, inscriptions, stone carvings, etc.) was observed.
The project started in 2013 and was completed in 2016.