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The big mid-10th-century cathedral of Öşkvank (Oshki to Georgians) is one of the two grandest remaining medieval churches in the Georgian valleys, along with the İşhan Church of the Mother of God, 48km to its northeast. Unlike İşhan, Öşkvank remains in a semiruined state, which somehow enhances its evocative atmosphere. The cathedral was the centrepiece of one of Tao-Klarjeti's most important monasteries, a centre of learning and literature that remained active until at least the 15th century. It is one of the most impressive and evocative of all the old Georgian churches in the region, and served as the model for the Bagrati Cathedral built in Kutaisi in Georgia in the early 11th century.