Located between the Black Sea and the Caucasus, Georgia has been inhabited since ancient times. Moreover, the 1 800 000 year-old human bones excavated in Dmanisi, southern Georgia, have confirmed that it had also been a cradle of the first Europeans. A variety of political unions had existed on this land well before the kingdoms of Colchis (western Georgia) and Iberia (eastern Georgia) emerged in the 1st millennium BC, both of which are known to us thanks to Greek and Roman writers. Georgians have been cultivating land since ancient times and are said to be the first growers of wheat and vine. They also extracted and worked copper, gold and iron.
Orthodox Pilgrimage To Georgia (ENG)