Church of St Gregory

Local nameChurch of St Gregory of Abughamrens
LocationKars, Turkey

Cathedral of Ani is the largest standing building in Ani, capital of medieval Bagratid Armenia, located in present-day eastern Turkey, on the border with modern Armenia. It was completed in the early 11th century by the architect Trdat and was the seat of the Catholicos, the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church, for nearly half a century.

In 1064, following the Seljuk conquest of Ani, the cathedral was converted into a mosque. It later returned to being used as an Armenian church. It eventually suffered damage in a 1319 earthquake when its conical dome collapsed. Subsequently, Ani was gradually abandoned and the church fell into disuse. The north-western corner of the church was heavily damaged by a 1988 earthquake.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_Ani

Address 36000, Turkey

Coordinates 40°30'27.283" N 43°34'8.473" E

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