Rabati Fortress (Georgia)
Akhaltsikhe See list of castles in Georgia
The Rabati fortress is located in the center of Akhaltsikhe, at a distance of 207 km from Tbilisi on the left bank of the river Potskhovi. The old part of town lies on the so-called Rabati Inn Rocky. Ensemble consists of :. Castle Sargis Jakeli of 14 C, Fortress Church (late Middle Ages), the 18th century Palace and the Church of San Marino (1865) with built-in rescue works.
Ivane Javakhishvili Samtskhe-Javakheti History Museum in 1972 moved to two buildings Rabati territory in Akhaltsikhe and it was named after Ivane Javakhishvili. Today, the museum houses the significant part of the cultural heritage of the region. Totally preserves over 25,000 objects. They include manuscripts and printed antique books (scrolls dating back to 11 °, 12 °, 15 °, and 17 cc.), Photos, archaeological, numismatic, and ethnographic collections, etc. textile collection of the museum (carpets and rugs the edge of 19 ° 20 cc.), as well as the collection of ancient inscriptions on stone cutting are of great importance. Since December 2004 Ivane Javakhishvili Samtskhe-Javakheti History Museum is a part of the Georgian National Museum. Apart from the two main buildings that show permanent exhibitions - the castle that surrounds it, administration building, mosque built in 1752, Ruins of a medresa (Islamic school) - belong to the museum. total size of the open air museums territory is 27,500 square meter. From this 3,978 square meters land is occupied by buildings, 23,522 square meters is a yard inside the citadel.