Walls and gateway of the city of Ani from outside, looking East.
Armenian Diaspora Memory and Innovation collection.
The Armenian Bagratuni dynasty settled at Ani in Greater Armenia. Ani was the Armenian site of a fortress and ancient town built between two rivers on the east and west, protected on the north by a great double wall. The impressive number of churches and monasteries in the Armenian capital gave it the name “city of a thousand and one churches”.