Gelati Monastery

Gelati Monastery was found in 1106 by King David IV of Georgia. It is a monastic complex located Near the city of Kutaisi in Imereti region of western Georgia. The walls of the monastery have many medieval murals survived to the present days. During the Golden Ages Gelati was cultural and intellectual center of Georgia. The Academy of Gelati employed come of the most celebrated Georgian scientists, theologians and philosophers many of whom were previously active at various orthodox monasteries abroad. A great number of murals and manuscripts dating back to 12th to 17th centuries were preserved in Gelati Monasteri.
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