The Dadiani Palace Museum in Zugdidi, (Samegrelo Region)

Uploaded on September 5, 2007 by Paata Vardanashvili

The Dadiani Palace Museum in Zugdidi, (Samegrelo Region) is one of the largest and most important regional museums in Georgia. The museum complex includes the palaces of Queen Ekaterine Chavchavadze-Dadiani and Prince Niko Dadiani, the court church, and a botanical garden, constructed between 1860 and 1890. The museum is home to more than 41,000 historical treasures, including archaeological finds representing the antique period of Greek and Georgian culture; a collection of Christian sacred objects (icons, various religious objects); samples of European applied art and fine art; and collections of the royal family of Dadiani, including numerous items connected with Napoleon Bonaparte, manuscripts and charters; crystal, china, faience crockery and so on.

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