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Dmanisi Museum-Reserve was founded in 1983 on the base of the Dmanisi monument. The monument represents a medieval site, where many archaeological excavations took place. Here, one can find a citadel, as well as public and religious buildings. Among the religious buildings of special interest is Dmanisi Sion (VI c.). Along with a medieval stratum, in Dmanisi, specialists discovered a geological stratum dated back to 1, 8 billion years ago, with numerous hominids and fossilized animals. Until 1991, there were discovered five sculls of hominids in Dmanisi. Picture © Credits to graduate/dissertation-598.html