Andria Apakidze

Andria Apakidze (Georgian: ანდრია აფაქიძე; September 3, 1914 – November 25, 2005), Doctor of History and professor, was a Georgian archaeologist and historian specializing in the studies of ancient Georgia, and the author of widely known works on archaeology.

He led the large-scale excavations of Armazi, Tsitsamuri, and Sarkine (1936), Pitsunda (1952-1974) and Mtskheta (since 1975). He directed the Janashia Museum of Georgia from 1943 until 1952 when he became the head of the archaeology section of the Georgian Academy of Sciences Institute of History. Since April 1, 1994, he presided over the Mtskheta Archaeology Institute.[1]


  1. ^ Andrya Apakidze Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Georgian Academy of Sciences. Accessed on September 13, 2007 (not updated).