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The Ajara Khariton Akhvlediani Museum is an heir of the first museum founded in Batumi in 1908. Its rich and diverse collection contains archaeological finds, rare samples of Ajara natural heritage and ethnographical and historical material. Highlights include 1st millennium BC Colchian engraved bronze axes and figurines; a red-figure crater by Niobid painter being one of the best samples of the mid-fifth century Attic vase painting; medieval stone-crosses; fragments of relief plastics and mural painting; Georgian, Russian, Armenian, Persian and Arabian manuscripts, books and maps; exhibits reflecting Ajarian way of life and culture from the turn of the 20th century (models of dwellings and utility rooms, domestic tools, weapons, folk metallurgy); rare samples of applied arts (copper ware, clothing embroidery, needlework, jewelry) and diverse items of folk woodcut.
The collection of Georgian and foreign (Caucasia, Turkey, Iran, Russia) weapons of the 19th and 20th centuries is one of the most valuable treasures of the museum.