Friday, 21 August 2009


"Gelati" - Monestery of the Virgin-Gelati

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.
In 1994, Gelaty Monastery was recognized by UNESCOas a world heritage site.
Uncirculated postcard, courtesy of Khatuna!

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