These general views of the fortifications and archaeological site were taken in December 1992.
Photographs of remains of the older portion of the city and the citadel of Ani. As well as defences the citadel is home to several churches and a palace. The images of the churches can be found in their own separate folders within the "Ani" collection.
Photographs taken of the exterior and interior of Ani's main outer defensive walls. The double walls are very impressive but have been subjected to decades of deliberate abuse and some questionable restorations.
These are just general views of what remains of the city of Ani. These vistas of the city were taken from multiple vantage points around the city.
Images of the lower and upper portions of the ancient fortress city of Archaeopolis/Nokalakevii with a focus on the fortifications and strategic features.
A small fort atop a presumably man made mound emphasised by a ditch surrounding it's exposed sides to the south. Offers good views to the north and west.
The site lies on a flattened hilltop with commanding views of the valley below, views which would have been even better from the main tower.
Khomakirde Castle is in a significant state of disrepair but remains of walls and towers exist above ground in places. Its position at the end of a ridge above a wide valley means it has impressive uninterrupted views in many directions.
Images primarily of main tower as site was so overgrown that ready access to the rest of the site was not possible.
Khorsi/Gaghma Sajijao castle is in a poor state of repair and hidden in dense woodland. Its only tower seems to have seen some recent looting.