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Georgia celebrating International Monument Day2011-04-18 14:31
Together with the rest of the world countries, Georgia is celebrating International Monument and Historical Places Day today. As was reported by Novosti Georgia, Bagratsky and Gelatsky cathedrals and the ancient capital of Mtskheta have been put on the list of UNESCO's World Heritage. Besides, Georgia presented another 15 monuments to be put on this list, including David Garedji, the zone of archeological excavations in Dmanisi and the historical regions of Tbilisi.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Today, on the Monuments Day, General Director of National Agency for protecting cultural heritage of Georgia Nicoloz Vacheishvili accompanied by a group of specialists will visit Samtavisi Episcopal Cathedral, a cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church located 30 km of Gori claiming to be put on the World Heritage list. There, he will check the progress of restoration works.
Let us remind you that the International Monument and Historical Places Day is celebrated since 1982. It was established by the Assembly of International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) founded under UNESCO.
The slogan of the International Monuments and Historical Places Day is "Let us preserve our historic motherland!"