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ONE OF THE OLDEST KINGDOMS IN EUROPE

 

The proto-Georgian tribes first appear in written history in the 12th century BC.

Archaeological finds and references in ancient sources reveal elements of early political and state formations characterized by advanced metallurgy and goldsmith techniques that date back to the 7th century BC and beyond.

The classic period saw the rise of the early Georgian states Diauehi (XIII BC) of Colchis (IX- XIII BC), of Sper (VII BC) and of Iberia (VI BC). In the 4th century BC a unified kingdom of Georgia – an early example of advanced state organization under one king and an aristocratic hierarchy – was established.