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.
THE WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE, HOLDING ITS 34TH SESSION CHAIRED BY JOA[pounds sterling]O LUIZ DA SILVA FERREIRA, THE MINISTER OF CULTURE OF BRAZIL, HAS INSCRIBED THE SITE OF BAGRATI CATHEDRAL AND GELATI MONASTERY (GEORGIA) ON THE LIST OF WORLD HERITAGE IN DANGER.
Jul 29, 2010; PARIS, France -- The following information was released by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization...