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Title: The Caucasus and the Iranian World in the Early Iron Age
Subtitle: Two Graves from Treli
Author(s): TSETSKHLADZE, Gocha R.
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 40 Date: 2005
Two burial complexes found in Treli, within Greater Tbilisi, stand out from other graves known from contemporary sites of the 8th-7th centuries BC in modern-day eastern Georgia (from the end of the 14th century down to the end of the 7th century BC, pit-graves covered by stones were widespread). Grave No. 16 had a wooden chamber of 70 sq. m, with walls 4m high, and contained a cremation. The burial was rich in goods: more than 100 ceramic and metallic objects, horse furnishings etc. Another, No. 24, of similar construction (42 sq. m), had been robbed, but it still contained a quantity of grave goods. Overall, these complexes date to the 8th-7th centuries. Grave No. 16 has been dated twice using C 14: by the St Petersburg Laboratory to 650 +/- 50 BC, and by Tbilisi to 780 +/- 130 BC.