Armenia - Ani

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The ghost city of Ani - On the Turkish side of the Armenian-Turkish frontier lies the spectacular medieval city of Ani. The deserted city is an Armenian cultural and religious heritage symbol.

Around the 10th century it was the capital of the Bagratid Armenian kingdom that covered much of present-day Armenia and eastern Turkey. Called the "City of 1001 Churches", it stood on various trade routes and its fortifications were amongst the most technically advanced structures in the world.
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