The National Roman Legionary Museum, Caerleon Thursday, 9 November 2006.
Vani is a town with a population of less than 5,000, approximately 25 miles southwest from Kutaisi, Newport’s twin city in the Republic of Georgia.
Archaeological excavations carried out in Vani since 1947 have revealed the remains of a rich city. The name of this ancient settlement is still unknown but four distinct stages of uninterrupted occupation have been identified dating from the 8th – 1st centuries B.C. showing evidence of the city’s development from a cultic centre to a major political-
The illustrated talk will be given by Darejan Kacharava, Vice-
This important event was organised by the Newport-
Left: Statue of Goddess Nike found at Vani