A church ruin in Ani, an uninhabited, medieval Armenian city-site situated in Turkey near the Armenian border. Once the capital of a medieval Armenian kingdom that covered much of present day Armenia and eastern Turkey. Was called the "City of 1001 Churches", its many religious buildings and fortifications were among the most technically and artistically advanced structures in the world. In 1064 a Turkish army stormed the city and slaughtered its population.
Nane was a Mother Goddess worshipped in Armenia and Georgia. She was the Goddess of War, Wisdom, and Motherhood, and the daughter of the supreme God Aramazd. Nane looked like a young beautiful woman in the clothing of a warrior, with spear and shield in hand. Nane's followers were some of the ex-Paulician Armenians who were mostly Islamized and later known as Pomaks in Europe. The temple of the Goddess Nane was destroyed during the Christianization of Armenia.
The Saint Thaddeus Monastery (Armenian: Սուրբ Թադէոսի վանք) built 1329 AD. Located in the Historic Vasbouragan Province of Armenia. Located in Northern Iran today bordering turkey. Craftsman Carvings, depicting various reliefs of Medieval Armenian themes.
Church of Redeemer, Ani. Ani is a ruined and uninhabited medieval Armenian city-site situated in the Turkish province of Kars, near the border with Armenia. It was once the capital of a medieval Armenian kingdom that covered much of present day Armenia and eastern Turkey. Called the "City of 1001 Churches," Ani stood on various trade routes and its many religious buildings, palaces, and fortifications were amongst the most technically and artistically advanced structures in the world.