Georgia is one of the most ancient countries in the world, evidence for the earliest occupation of the territory of present day Georgia goes back to 1.8 million years ago.
Although history places it around 314 A.D. legend has it that the Bagrationi dynasty descends from King David, the second King of Israel. He who defeated Goliath.
The Bagrationi Royal Family of Georgia is the oldest royal dynasty in Europe.
Georgia was first unified as a kingdom under the Bagrationi dynasty. They have been kings since the 6th century. The nation of Georgia was first unified as a kingdom under the Bagrationi dynasty by King Bagrat III of Georgia in the 9th to 10th century, arising from a number of predecessor states of ancient kingdoms of Colchis and Iberia.
The Bagrationi dynasty ruled in Georgia from the early 9th century to the beginning of the 19th century, thus ruling for a period of more than ten centuries.