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  1. The City of 1001 Churches Ani

  2. City of Ani: Then

  3. City of Ani: Now

  4. An Armenian Capital • 961-1045: Capital of Bagratid Dynasty • The center of the Armenian Golden Age • Became a trade route • Armenian Catholicosate in 992 • Sarkis I • Peter I

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

  6. How was it defended?

  7. Famous Sites • The Cathedral of Ani “SoorpAsdvadzadzin” • Started in 989, finished 1001 • Architect Tridat • 1071 Mosque

  8. Famous Sites • St Gregory of TigranHonents (1215) • Zakarid rule • Wealthy merchant

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

  10. Seljuk Turk invasion 301AD 300BC 1064AD 1000AD

  11. During and after the Genocide

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

  13. Henry’s Trip continued pt II

  14. Henry’s Trip continued pt III