1908 Ruins of the city of Ani, Turkey
The ancient walled city was once known as "the city of 1001 churches", "the city of 40 gates", and "the world city". 17th century texts mention a remaining 200 churches. The city was left in ruins and abandoned around 1735.
Archaeological excavations began in 1892

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