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Ani - former Armenian capital near border

Bütün Türkiye resimleri için buraya basınız --- veya --- Diğer antik kentler
This gallery is in the East topic
My page with very many Turkish cities ---OR--- Other antique cities

These pictures are from two "digital" visits. There are a few older pictures, scanned from slide film. Please open the sub-galleries (bright white name) too, as they contain hundreds of pictures, showing many details. The Tigran church gallery has a sub-gallery within, with rare frescos.

On some pictures I have edited out some graffiti. However, those are all over the place, in particular in the Church of St. Gregory of Tigran Honentz with its frescoes. Now, I have come across graffiti in the St. Peters’ Cathedral in Rome, obviously done by Christians, so I do not look upon the Ani graffiti as the wanton destruction by Muslims of Christian heritage. When I can clearly read “Besikt..” I know a football loony was interrupted in his favorite pastime. And lovers seem to want to advertise their love at any spot where other people can witness their tender feelings. Also, there seems to be a deep desire to leave one’s name on a flat surface, so others can see that Dick Osseman was here. I prefer taking the pictures and showing thus: Dick Osseman has been to Ani.

There is a very informative site concerning Ani, which I will however not link to, since it’s designer (or a person who refers to it a lot, Steve[n]) has called me “odious”, has tried to force my site into a discussion forum, offending other readers, and in general seems to be the kind of person who meddles with anybody who does not accept his interpretation of anything concerning what the BBC Mastermind quiz calls “your chosen subject”, i.e. Armenian culture. It can be easily found using a search engine.
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Ani walls
Ani walls
Ani Walls looking south 2 98.jpg
Ani Walls looking south 2 98.jpg
Ani Walls looking south 3 98.jpg
Ani Walls looking south 3 98.jpg
Ani Walls looking south 4 98.jpg
Ani Walls looking south 4 98.jpg
Ani Walls looking south 5 98.jpg
Ani Walls looking south 5 98.jpg
Ani looking south 1 98.jpg
Ani looking south 1 98.jpg
Ani looking south 2 98.jpg
Ani looking south 2 98.jpg
Ani 3716.jpg
Ani 3716.jpg
Walls
Walls
Ani 3458.jpg
Ani 3458.jpg
Ani 3466.jpg
Ani 3466.jpg
Ani 3565b.jpg
Ani 3565b.jpg
Church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents
Church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents
Ani 3469.jpg
Ani 3469.jpg
Ani 3482.jpg
Ani 3482.jpg
Mosque of Manuchihr
Mosque of Manuchihr
Ani 3459.jpg
Ani 3459.jpg
Cathedral
Cathedral
Church of the redeemer
Church of the redeemer
Church of St Gregory of Tigran Honents
Church of St Gregory of Tigran Honents
Gagik church
Gagik church
Church of the Holy Apostles
Church of the Holy Apostles
Selçuklu Saray
Selçuklu Saray
Ani 3455.jpg
Ani 3455.jpg
Ani 3457.jpg
Ani 3457.jpg
Ani 3465.jpg
Ani 3465.jpg
Ani 3483.jpg
Ani 3483.jpg
Ani 3461.jpg
Ani 3461.jpg
Ani 3463.jpg
Ani 3463.jpg
Ani 3464.jpg
Ani 3464.jpg
Ani 3488.jpg
Ani 3488.jpg
Ani 3490.jpg
Ani 3490.jpg
Ani 3493.jpg
Ani 3493.jpg
Ani 3500.jpg
Ani 3500.jpg
Ani 3499.jpg
Ani 3499.jpg
Ani 3502.jpg
Ani 3502.jpg
Ani 3515.jpg
Ani 3515.jpg
Ani 3517.jpg
Ani 3517.jpg
Ani 3518.jpg
Ani 3518.jpg
Ani 3566.jpg
Ani 3566.jpg
Ani 3567.jpg
Ani 3567.jpg
Ani 3568.jpg
Ani 3568.jpg
Ani 3569.jpg
Ani 3569.jpg
Ani 3588.jpg
Ani 3588.jpg
Ani 3589.jpg
Ani 3589.jpg
Ani 3590.jpg
Ani 3590.jpg
Ani 3593.jpg
Ani 3593.jpg
Ani 3594.jpg
Ani 3594.jpg
Ani 3627.jpg
Ani 3627.jpg
Ani 3628.jpg
Ani 3628.jpg
Ani 3659.jpg
Ani 3659.jpg
Ani 21092012_5517.jpg
Ani 21092012_5517.jpg
Ani 21092012_5519 Panorama.jpg
Ani 21092012_5519 Panorama.jpg
Ani 3713.jpg
Ani 3713.jpg
Ani 21092012_5498.jpg
Ani 21092012_5498.jpg
Ani 21092012_5499.jpg
Ani 21092012_5499.jpg
Ani 21092012_5500.jpg
Ani 21092012_5500.jpg
Ani 21092012_5503.jpg
Ani 21092012_5503.jpg
Ani 21092012_5508.jpg
Ani 21092012_5508.jpg
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