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The City of 1001 Churches. City of Ani: Then City of Ani: Now.

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1 The City of 1001 Churches

2 City of Ani: Then

3 City of Ani: Now

4 An Armenian Capital  : Capital of Bagratid Dynasty  The center of the Armenian Golden Age  Became a trade route  Armenian Catholicosate in 992 Sarkis I Peter I

5  King Ashot I: 3 sides: Protective cliffs Fourth side: Fortified walls  East: Akhurian River  West: Tzaghkotzadzor valley  “City of forty gates” How was it defended?

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7 Famous Sites  The Cathedral of Ani “Soorp Asdvadzadzin”  Started in 989, finished 1001  Architect Tridat  1071 Mosque

8  St Gregory of Tigran Honents (1215)  Zakarid rule  Wealthy merchant Famous Sites

9 Lost to Armenians  King Gagik I  Sons Hovhannes Smbat and Ashod IV quarreled Byzantine emperor was named in control  1064: Alp Arslan Seljuk Turks  Two Earthquakes: 1319 and 1832

10 Seljuk Turk invasion

11 During and after the Genocide

12 More videos and pictures  You tube slide show You tube slide show  Henry’s Trip:

13 Henry’s Trip continued pt II

14 Henry’s Trip continued pt III


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