Bagrati Cathedral is an ancient Georgian architectural monument in Kutaisi, towering over the city on the hill of Ukimerioni. It was built in the 10th-11th centuries under the rule of Bagrat III the first king of the united Georgia. According to the inscription on the north wall, the cathedral was consecrated in honor of the assumption of the Virgin Mary. Possessing architectural and artistic merit, the cathedral occupies a special place in the history of country as it represents a symbol of united Georgia. Since 1994, Bagrati cathedral was on the UNESCO world heritage list together with the Gelati monastery. But because of recent restoration of Bagrati Cathedral was removed from the list.