- Collection: Ani
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.
Only one wall of the palace church remains standing. Nikolai Marr restored it to an extent but the restorations have since collapsed. Stands on the summit of the citadel hill behind the palace.
Named after the Georgian inscriptions found on it. It is in an exceptionally poor state of repair, hence the need for struts to hold up the one remaining section of the north wall.
This small church is fairly well preserved with its walls standing to some height in a relatively unbroken circuit. Its size and its position on the southern tip of the citadel hill probably means it is frequently overlooked by most tourists.
Believed to be a Zororastrian Fire Temple it could be one of the oldest structures in Ani. The temple was later converted into a small church.