Ani: A Medieval Cosmopolis

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Known as "the city of a thousand and one churches," the now deserted town of Ani was once a thriving Armenian capital and cosmopolitan center of commerce and artistic exchange situated on the bustling medieval trade routes that connected the East and West. Dr. Christina Maranci reviews the history of Ani’s flourishing and decline through the Middle Ages, its significance to Armenian identity today and why it’s important to preserve and study this unique medieval city.