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Gelati Monastery
Gelati Monastery

The Monastery of the Virgin - Gelati near Kutaisi (Imereti region of Western Georgia) was founded by the King of Georgia David the Builder (1089-1125) in 1106. Gelati Monastery File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Gelati Monastery File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Kutaisi (ancient names: Aea/Aia, Kutatisi) is Georgias second city in the western province of Imereti. ... Imereti is a historic province in Western Georgia, situated along the middle and upper reaches of the Rioni river. ... David the Builder (David IV Bagrationi) (1073 - January 24, 1125) was a King of Georgia (1089-1125). ... Events September 28 - Henry I of England defeats his older brother Robert Curthose, duke of Normandy, at the Battle of Tinchebrai, and imprisons him in Cardiff Castle; Edgar Atheling and William Clito are also taken prisoner. ...

The Gelati Monastery for a long time remained one of the main cultural and enlightening centers in old Georgia. It had an Academy which employed 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 Ioann Petritsi and Arsen Ikaltoeli. Map of Constantinople. ...

Due to the extensive enlightening work carried out by the Gelati Academy, people of the time used to call it "a new Hellas", "a second Athos". Ancient Greece is the term used to describe the Greek-speaking world in ancient times. ... One of the 20 monasteries on Mount Athos Mount Athos is a mountain and a peninsula in Macedonia, northern Greece, called Άγιο Όρος (Ayio Oros or Holy Mountain) in Modern Greek, or Ἅγιον Ὄρος (Hagion Oros) in Classical Greek. ...

The Gelati Monastery has preserved a great number of murals and manuscripts dating back to the 12th-17th centuries. A mural is a painting on a wall, ceiling, or other large permanent surface. ... A manuscript (Latin manu scriptus written by hand), strictly speaking, is any written document that is put down by hand, in contrast to being printed or reproduced some other way. ...

In Gelati is buried one of the greatest Georgian Kings David the Builder (Davit Agmashenebeli in Georgian). David the Builder (David IV Bagrationi) (1073 - January 24, 1125) was a King of Georgia (1089-1125). ...

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Adapted from the Wikinfo article Gelati Monastery by Levan Urushadze, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. The culture of Georgia has evolved over the countrys long history, providing it with a unique national culture and a strong literary tradition based on the Georgian language and alphabet. ... The Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church (Kartuli Martlmadidebeli da Samotsikulo Eklesia, ქართული მართლმადიდებელი და სამოციქულო ეკლესია in Georgian language) is one of the worlds most ancient Christian Churches, founded in the 1st century by the Apostle Andrew. ... Wikinfo, formerly known as Internet-Encyclopedia (renamed in January 2004), is a fork of Wikipedia initiated by Fred Bauder in July 2003. ... GNU logo The GNU Free Documentation License (GNU FDL or simply GFDL) is a copyleft license for free content, designed by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) for the GNU project. ...

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KUTAISI - Gelati Monastery (861 words)
The Gelati Monastery, once a major centre of enlightenment in Georgia for many long centuries, was a repository of many outstanding monuments of art, and still is even today.
The third chronological layer of the Gelati murals is represented by surviving fragments in the south chapel.
In Gelati a casing was made for it, the central part being of gold, and the lateral wings of silver gilt.
Georgian Holidays » Sites to Visit » Gelati (697 words)
The Gelati Monastery, a wonderful monumental specimen of Georgian architecture is situated eleven kilometers to the east of Kutaisi in a picturesque ravine of the Tskaltsitela River.
To the west of the Main and St. Nicolas' churches rise the walls of the Gelati Academy founded by the King David the Builder in the 12th century.
The Gelati Monastery was founded at the beginning of the 12th century, during the period of most significant historical events in Georgia.
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