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TBILISI HISTORIC DISTRICT

TBILISI HISTORIC DISTRICT
Tbilisi, Georgia
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BACKGROUND

Located at a crossroads of Europe and Asia on the famous Silk Road, Tbilisi has faced repeated invasions since its founding in the fifth century as rival powers have sought to control its strategic position. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

In 1998, ICOMOS Georgia launched Save Old Tbilisi, an initiative to identify, conserve, and legally protect key pieces of Tbilisi’s architectural heritage. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Since Georgia became an independent nation in 1991, Tbilisi, like many other former Soviet cities, has worked to reestablish its individual identity. However, aggressive modernization and socio-economic difficulties have threatened the city’s valuable urban fabric. (...)