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©Sacred Sites / Martin GrayThe construction of Bagrati Cathedral, named after Bagrat III, the first king of united Georgia, started at the end of the 10th century and was completed in the early years of the 11th century. Although partly destroyed by the Turks in 1691, its ruins still lie in the centre of Kutaisi. The Gelati Monastery between the 12th and 17th centuries, is a well-preserved complex, with wonderful mosaics and wall paintings. medieval architecture in Georgia.

Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery, Unesco World Heritage site. The cathedral and monastery represent the flowering of medieval architecture in Georgia.

Gelati Monastery  © Roberto Cantoni

Gelati Monastery © Roberto Cantoni

©UNESCO / Iran Images/Mohammad Tajik

©UNESCO / Iran Images/Mohammad Tajik

ΓΝΩΜΗ ΚΙΛΚΙΣ ΠΑΙΟΝΙΑΣ: Όμορφες εκδρομές με τον Σύλλογο Πολυτέκνων Περιφέρ...

The monasteries of Agios Nikolaos Anapafsas (left) and Agia Roussanou (right) in Greece, which form part of the Meteora complex of precariously placed buildings

Gospel Cover with filigree apron (the contribution of Prince Repnin to the Holy Trinity Monastery in 1695). Apron - silver, filigree, enamel on filigree.

Gospel Cover with filigree apron (the contribution of Prince Repnin to the Holy Trinity Monastery in Apron - silver, filigree, enamel on filigree. Ancient Book Covers as Russian Jewelry Art,.

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