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The Georgian National Museum, the biggest union of the country’s leading museums, is a scientific, educational and cultural center. The Georgian National Museum delivers special attention to the study, restoration, conservation and promotion of Jewish collections. Part of the Jewish collections of the Georgian National Museum is presented at the exposition of David Baazov Museum of History of the Jews and Georgian-Jewish Relations. In 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 Georgian National Museum has held four exhibitions and published three catalogues all dedicated to Jewish collections. And through the projects implemented over the last decade, it became possible to regulate the collections, prepare exhibitions and publications. Exhibitions of Jewish collections presented the culture and the lifestyle of Goergian Jews in the forms of objects used for rituals, everyday life, religious; transcripts; costumes; accessories; amulets; photos, etc. One of the notable items that is kept in Georgian National Museum is the Armazi Bilingual, also referred to as the Stele of Serap. It is dated as the year of 150 and was found in Armaziskhevi, Mtskheta on 25 November of 1940. The bilingual Greco-Aramaic tombstone inscription commemorates the short-lived Serapita and her noble lineage. It contains an unusual, in its ductus and some of its forms, version of the Aramaic alphabet which came to be known as the “Armazi script” although it can also be found outside Armazi, in other parts of Georgia. The discovery of this bilingual revealed many political and cultural parts of the country in the I century, such as institutes in the kingdom and the king of Iberia himself.


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