Bordered by dramatic hills and mountains, Tbilisi was built on the banks of the Mtkvari River. The area has been settled since the Neolithic times and served as a part of the Greek and Roman trade network to the east. In the 5th century King Gorgasali moved the capital from Mtskheta to Tbilisi. Today Tbilisi is a flourishing city with a fascinating history and a wealth of cultural sights, including the dominating 4th century Narikala Fortress, the 12th century Armenian Cathedral of St George and the State Museum of Georgia, with a fascinating display of gold and jewellery dating back to pre-Christian times.
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