House of the Caucasus

We know little about the true history of the Caucasus as a region - unfortunately, less than about the history of Ancient Egypt. Indigenous peoples did not have written language. Probably, in the conditions of eternal wars and robberies, there was no time for writing. The hand of a Caucasian never left a blade away.

"House of the Caucasus" forms its own approach to the history of the region, it strives for objectivity. It poses the cornerstone questions: Why couldn't dozens of nationalities form strong states? Why did all the imperial hands reach out here? What is Russia's interest? What is its role in the history of the Caucasus and what is the role of the Caucasus in the history of Russia? The answers to them will never be unambiguous.

The museum contains an extensive collection of objects of material culture. Part of the exhibition shows us pictures of home life. It is as if you find yourself in the house of a noble Caucasian: here are his clothes, jewelry and the belt of his wife, the cradle where the baby sleeps; here are the harnesses of his horse, horseshoes, whip, stirrup that helps the rider to get on the horse and maintain balance. In the center of the room is the hearth - the heart of the house. In and around it there are many different household utensils: the simplest ceramics, jars of all kinds, from fanciful and patterned to laconic. There are also lamps, flasks for wine and water, a mortar with a pestle, in which a woman chopped herbs and prepared spices.

Another significant part of the exposition is the richest collection of cold arms and firearms from Georgia, Armenia, Dagestan, Circassia, as well as weapons that came to our region from India, Persia, Turkey and Europe.

In total, the "House of the Caucasus" presents more than a thousand exhibits: from the fossils of the ancient Tethys ocean to weapons of the World War II.

All items in the collection are tangible witnesses of the past centuries. Sometimes looking at them, it seems to us that life has changed! But has it? An attentive guest of the Museum "House of the Caucasus" will see the written saying of the master and, perhaps, ponder over it. “There was no history. History was being written. There was only life. And its essence has not changed. "