Saturday, November 22, 2014


On the edge of the border between Turkey and Armenia, an ancient city once said to house a thousand churches, crumbles into the earth. As Ani was situated on important trade routes, the prosperous city passed through the hands of the Armenians, Byzantines, Ottomans, Kurds, Georgians, and Russians, until it fell into decline in the 14th century. Even though Ani was an Armenian capitol, I was unable to find one sign that mentioned the word 'Armenian'.

The sun burned, and the air was still.


Rob Dunlavey said...

Is this an Armenian church?

You have such a wonderful blog. Thank you so much for holding this window open to your experiences.

szaza said...

Thank you so much, Rob! I really appreciate it.

It is an Armenian church.