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.
Haghpat Monastery, also known as Haghpatavank ("Հաղպատավանք" in Armenian), is a medieval Armenian monastery complex in Haghpat, Armenia. Described as a "masterpiece of religious architecture and a major center of learning in the Middle Ages", this venerable institution of the Armenian Apostolic Church was placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1996
Garni is a temple complex in Kotayk, Armenia. The temple pictured was constructed either in the late 1st century AD or in the 2nd. It was most likely built by Tiridates I of Armenia and dedicated to the god Mihr. Its construction indicates that Armenia was declaring itself as a Roman province. In the foreground are khachtars, medieval memorial stelae characteristic of Christian art found in Armenia. by SaroGPS