Tetri Mgvime

Tetri Cave - თეთრი მღვიმის ბუნების ძეგლი - White Cave Natural Monument


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Location: East of Tskaltubo, (N42 19.769 E42 37.033)
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Address: Tetri Mgvime, Imereti Caves Protected Areas Administration, Tel: +995-577-101806, E-mail: E-mail:
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History

~1950 discovered.

Description

Tetri Mgvime (Tetri Cave), located in Tskaltubo region, is famous for its white stalactites. The cave has three chambers and an area of about 3,500m². It was used by man during the copper age, it was used for ritual and religious ceremonies. Numerous sculptures have been found during excavations of the 40 to 50cm thick sediments. Pits and imitation hearths were the location of various sacrificed articles. So the dark cave was used of religious purposes while the people lived in front of the cave.