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Gelati Monastery returns to the list of world cultural heritage

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Publish Time 2017-07-10 20:02:00 Update Time 2017-07-10 20:14:00

After seven years of waiting, Gelati Monastery returns to the list of world cultural heritage.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) made the regarding decision at the 41st Session of the World Heritage Committee, which is underway in Krakow town, Poland. 

It was agreed that the restoration works were fulfilled in accordance with the recommendations elaborated by the organization.

Gelati Monastery Complex is the second monument after Mtskheta which has been transferred from the list of monuments being under the threat to main list of world cultural heritage during the last year.

However, UNESCO has taken out Bagrati Temple from the list of world cultural heritage. Experts claimed that the monument lost its authenticity as a result of restoration works and Bagrati no more meets the criteria for which it was included in the list. Still is not ruled out that the monument may be returned to UNESCO list with another nomination. Official Tbilisi is working in this direction.

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