13 March 2006

Ani by Alexander Bainbridge







Ani, known to Romans as Abnicum, is a ruined capital of medieval Armenia, now situated in the Turkish province of Kars, immediately south of the Turko-Armenian frontier, at an altitude of 4390 ft.. Its name came from the ancient Urartian fertility goddess Anahid. It is located near the Arpaçay Brook (a branch of the Araks River ("Aras" in Turkish) that constitutes the border between Armenia and Turkey, but is within Turkish borders. Wikipedia

See a huge panorama photo of the whole site of Ani by Alexander Bainbridge here

1 comment:

marja-leena said...

Thanks for these images of Armenia! I've had quite some interest in this country since seeing some films, which I write about a while ago:

http://www.marja-leena-rathje.info/archives/isabel_bayrakdarian_in_armenia.php