The Oldest Manuscripts Preserved at the National Archives of Georgia

Documentary heritage submitted by Georgia and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2015.

© National Archives of Georgia
Lectionary, preserved at the National Archives of Georgia, manuscript fonds (1446/350) of the division of Old Documents of the Central Historical Archive.

The collection of the historical documents represents the main documentary base to study the different stages of the history of Georgia. It also represents the earliest aspect of the Byzantine culture. All genres of the old Georgian secular or ecclesiastical literature are presented at the manuscript collection of the fonds such as bibliology, biblical apocrypha, hagiography, homiletics, hymnography, etc... 

  • Year of submission: 2014
  • Year of inscription: 2015
  • Country: Georgia
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