Thanks are due to prof. Davit Lordkipanidze (General Director, Georgian National Museum) and dr. Zurab Makharadze (Director of Archaeological centre, GNM) for granting us the permission to excavate at Aradetis Orgora, to prof. Iulon Gagoshidze, who excavates the Hellenistic/Imperial building at Aradetis Orgora, for allowing us to investigate the earlier lavels at the site, to the geologists of Ilia Chavchavadze State University headed by prof. Mikheil Elashvili, who kindly provided us with the new contour map of the site, and to the topographers of the GNM Giorgi Kopaliani, Giorgi Bidzinashvili, who kindly checked the excavation grid. 
     The 2013 excavation season at Aradetis Orgora and related research were funded by the following institutions and sponsors: Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (PRIN 2009 project " Performing real and ideological spaces and cultural identity: sacred towns, sanctuaries, funerary compounds in Syria, Anatolia and Transcaucasia in the Bronze and Iron Ages"),  Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Fund for archaeological, anthropological and ethnological missions),  Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia (Fund for archaeological excavations, ADIR), Metamondo tour Operator.