Ani (Armenian: Անի) is a ruined and uninhabited medieval Armenian city-site situated in the Turkish province of Kars, near the border with Armenia. It was once the capital of a medieval Armenian kingdom that covered much of present day Armenia and eastern Turkey. At its height, Ani had a population of 100,000–200,000 people and was the rival of Constantinople, Baghdad and Cairo. Long ago renowned for its splendor and magnificence, Ani has been abandoned for centuries.

Ani (Armenian: Անի) is a ruined and uninhabited medieval Armenian city-site situated in the Turkish province of Kars, near the border with Armenia. It was once the capital of a medieval Armenian kingdom that covered much of present day Armenia and eastern Turkey. At its height, Ani had a population of 100,000–200,000 people and was the rival of Constantinople, Baghdad and Cairo. Long ago renowned for its splendor and magnificence, Ani has been abandoned for centuries.

Saint Gregory of the Aburaments Church in Ani. Ani is a medieval Armenian city-site situated in the Turkish province of Kars, once the capital of a medieval Armenian kingdom. Photo by Christian Clausier

Saint Gregory of the Aburaments Church in Ani. Ani is a medieval Armenian city-site situated in the Turkish province of Kars, once the capital of a medieval Armenian kingdom. Photo by Christian Clausier

Zvartnots Cathedral - meaning "celestial angels" is a 7th-century centrally planned aisled tetraconch type Armenian cathedral built by the order of Catholicos Nerses the Builder from 643-652. Now in ruins, it is located at the edge of the city of Etchmiadzin in Armavir Province of Armenia.

Zvartnots Cathedral - meaning "celestial angels" is a 7th-century centrally planned aisled tetraconch type Armenian cathedral built by the order of Catholicos Nerses the Builder from 643-652. Now in ruins, it is located at the edge of the city of Etchmiadzin in Armavir Province of Armenia.

Ani is a ruined and uninhabited medieval Armenian city-site situated in the Turkish province of Kars, near the border with Armenia. It was the capital of the medieval Armenian kingdom that covered much of present day Armenia and eastern Turkey.  by Paul Edward Williams

Ani is a ruined and uninhabited medieval Armenian city-site situated in the Turkish province of Kars, near the border with Armenia. It was the capital of the medieval Armenian kingdom that covered much of present day Armenia and eastern Turkey. by Paul Edward Williams

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