ANI RUINES: CHURCH OF ST GREGORY OF TIGRAN HONENTS • AD 1215 • Armenian • Kars Province, Turkey
Yaroslavl region, was settled at the end of the late Paleolithic (about 20-13 thousand years BC. E.) After the retreat of the last glacier. The only known monument of the time in the parking area is near the village Zolotoruche of Uglich. In the Mesolithic (12-5 thousand years BC. E.) For the province settled primitive hunters.
Akdamar Cathedral ... an ancient Armenian church. After the Armenian genocide, the site was subject to extensive vandalism. Some claim that the Armenian churches and gravestones have been exposed to vandalism as a part of the Turkish government policy which aims to destroy the Armenian heritage in Anatolia.