Mtatsminda Pantheon

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Mtatsminda Pantheon
მთაწმინდის მწერალთა და საზოგადო მოღვაწეთა პანთეონი
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Mtatsminda Pantheon is located in Tbilisi
Mtatsminda Pantheon
Shown within Tbilisi
Coordinates41°41′45″N 44°47′20″E / 41.69583°N 44.78889°E / 41.69583; 44.78889Coordinates: 41°41′45″N 44°47′20″E / 41.69583°N 44.78889°E / 41.69583; 44.78889
St. David's Church and Mtatsminda Pantheon.
St David's.

The Mtatsminda Pantheon of Writers and Public Figures (Georgian: მთაწმინდის მწერალთა და საზოგადო მოღვაწეთა პანთეონი, mtats'mindis mts'eralta da sazogado moghvats'eta p'anteoni) is a necropolis in Tbilisi, Georgia, where some of the most prominent writers, artists, scholars, and national heroes of Georgia are buried. It is located in the churchyard around St David’s Church "Mamadaviti" on the slope of Mount Mtatsminda (Geo. მთაწმინდა, meaning the Holy Mountain) and was officially established in 1929. Atop the mountain is Mtatsminda Park, an amusement park owned by the municipality of Tbilisi.

The first celebrities to be buried at this place were the Russian writer Alexander Griboyedov (1795–1829) and his Georgian wife Nino Chavchavadze (1812–1857).[1] The Pantheon was officially opened in 1929 to celebrate the centenary of Griboyedov’s death in Iran. Since then, several illustrious Georgians have been buried or reburied there. The Pantheon is administered by the Government of Tbilisi and is frequented by locals as well as the city’s visitors.

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  1. ^ Rich, Paul B. (December 4, 2009). Crisis in the Caucasus: Russia, Georgia and the West. London: Routledge. p. 144-145. ISBN 978-0415544290.

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