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Alphabet Tourist Center in Georgia
18 Jan 2021
Georgian Alphabet Tourist Center
Location: Georgia, the Caucasus region of Eurasia
Georgia, or as we call it “Sakartvelo”, is located at the eastern shores of the Black Sea on the southern flanks of the main crest of the Greater Caucasus Mountains.
Georgia is a country of ancient civilization. Its territory was populated 1.7-1.8 million years ago. The archaeological excavations in the south eastern Georgia resulted in a discovery of the human remains of the oldest inhabitant of Eurasia and referred to as the “First European”.
Georgia has very old and rich culture, has its own, unique alphabet and language, spoken only in Georgia.
Georgia is known to be the oldest wine region in the world. The fertile valleys of the South Caucasus, are believed by many archaeologists to be the source of the world’s first cultivated grapevines and Neolithic wine production, over 8,000 years ago.
The famous trade route, “Silk Road”, which connected India and mid Asia with Europe crossed the territory of ancient Georgia, bringing contrasting civilizations and cultures in one place.
At the height of its power, Kingdom of Georgia, ruled by the warrior Queen Tamar, stretched from the shores of the Black Sea in the west to shores of the Caspian Sea in the east and was one of the cultural and economic hubs of the region. Other notable Kings are David IV the Builder and Giorgi V the Great.
Georgian is the biggest Kartvelian language, and it is the only Caucasian language with an ancient literary tradition. It’s beautiful and unique alphabet is also quite old – it is thought to have been adapted from Aramaic as far back as the third century AD. While not a language island in the same sense as Basque, there are only four Kartvelian languages, all spoken by minorities within Georgia, and they are all unrelated to any other languages in the world.
Georgian scripts are among the 14 existing alphabets in the world. Georgian scripts include three variations: Asomtavruli, Nuskhuri, and Mkhedruli. Each of the type used to have different purposes and applications throughout the years. All three variations differ in appearance. Currently, the official alphabet of the country is Mkhedruli.
According to one Georgian scholar, King Parnavaz created Georgian script. The exact dates of King’s reign are not known, but according to the latest sources, he ruled in the 3rd century BC, and many scholars do consider this period as the birth of Georgian alphabet.
Artytechs decided to create a Georgian Alphabet Tourist Center, where each letter of the alphabet is a hotel type room for tourists. The architects distributed the alphabet in the simulated area of the map of Georgia, where the paths reflect the contour of the map of Georgia and the various sides between them.
The outer walls of each letter of the alphabet reflect the history of Georgia. Fragments from the historical and cultural heritage monuments of Georgia, which also helps to raise awareness about the history of Georgia among tourists from foreign countries.
Georgian Alphabet Tourist Center in the Caucasus region of Eurasia – Building Information
Daduna Shatashvili – Lead architect / project author
Levan Otarashvili – Junior architect
George Volski – Junior architect
Completion date: 2020
Georgian Alphabet Tourist Center images / information received 180121
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