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Korneli Kekelidze National Center of Manuscripts under the Ministry of Education and Science and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia organized an exhibition under the title - Pages of European History of Georgia.
The event aimed to once again demonstrate the close links Georgia and Europe had for many centuries. The most authentic and the best evidence to prove these links are the manuscripts collated at the National Center of Manuscripts.
Always being kind of a bridge between Europe and Asia, Georgia had close relations with other nations. Georgian culture had never been isolated and closed. Throughout multi-century history, Georgia and Georgian people always aspired to the West which was expressed in their state setting – feudalism and also in the interest, Georgian people showed to European achievements and European thinking. Numerous descriptions of Georgia and Georgians made by travelers from Europe is another evidence to prove this aspiration.
Letters, writings, photos, manuscripts – these are the written monuments demonstrating the relationships of Georgian people with Europe. They were the main exhibits presented at the exhibition in the form of photos and original manuscripts.
Interestingly, the exhibition opened in Tbilisi but it will visit several regions: Kutaisi, Photi, Ozurgeti, Batumi, Zugdidi, Mestia, Telavi, Gori (Uflistsikhe) and Borjomi. The National Center of Manuscripts will ensure the lecture session at each exhibition venue.