In August 2017, the fallen inscription and capitals of the Church of the Holy Redeemer were revived and returned to the top of the thousand-year-old heritage site in Ani, Turkey. This was not only a significant moment for #WMF—as conservation in #Ani began in 1996—but an incredible gift to the people who have supported this monument and its work over the past decades.
Located in modern-day eastern #Turkey, Surp Amenap’rkitch—or Church of the Holy Redeemer—is one of the few structures still standing in Ani from the tenth & eleventh centuries AD. The church is situated in the heart of the archaeological zone of Ani, and is considered especially important by historians of both architecture and religion, as it’s often cited as a particularly noteworthy example of the origins of ecclesiastical architecture in Armenia.
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