Today Ani is an archaeological sites that is being conserved and maintained. Mostly what remains are churches and fortification walls. This image is of a toppled column head from the basilica.
The Mosque of Minuchihir in ancient Ani overlooks a steep gorge. It is named after its founder, the emir Minuchihr. He ruled Ani in 1072 AD. The Citadel is in the background. Ani is located at the edge of a steep gorge which marks the modern-day border between Turkey and Armenia.
The communities around Ani still make bread in the traditional way they have for hundreds of years. The bread is cooked in large pits in the ground that are located in special huts.