Gelati Monastery of Georgia removed from UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger

Jul 11, 2017 13:00 IST

The World Heritage Committee on 10 July 2017 decided to remove Gelati Monastery of Georgia from the List of World Heritage in Danger.


Gelati Monastery removed from UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger

This decision has introduced a major reduction in the boundaries of the Georgian site of Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery, that were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1994 and on the List in Danger in 2010.

The new boundaries bar Bagrati Cathedral, which underwent major reconstruction that was unsafe to its integrity and authenticity.

However, the decision retains the outstanding universal value of the Monastery of Gelati’s World Heritage.

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About Gelati Monastery
Founded in 1106 in the west of Georgia, the Monastery of Gelati is a masterpiece of the Golden Age of medieval Georgia.

It is characterized by smoothly hewn large blocks, balanced proportions and blind arches for exterior decoration.

The Gelati monastery was also a centre of science and education and housed the Academy that was one of the most important centres of culture in ancient Georgia.

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