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|Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery*|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Region**||Europe and North America|
|Inscription||1994 (18th Session)|
|* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.|
** Region as classified by UNESCO.
The Monastery of Gelati is a monastic complex near Kutaisi, Imereti, western Georgia). It contains the Church of the Virgin founded by the King of Georgia David the Builder in 1106, and the 13th-century churches of St George and St Nicholas.
The Gelati Monastery for a long time was one of the main cultural and intellectual centers in Georgia. It had an Academy which employed some of the most celebrated Georgian scientists, theologians and philosophers, many of whom had previously been active at various orthodox monasteries abroad or at the Mangan Academy in Constantinople. Among the scientists were such celebrated scholars as Ioane Petritsi and Arsen Ikaltoeli.
- Demetre I of Georgia
- David IV of Georgia
- Solomon I of Imereti
- Solomon II of Imereti
- George III of Georgia
- Vakhtang II of Georgia
- Bagrat VI of Georgia
- George V of Georgia
- Alexander II of Imereti
- George of Chqondidi
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