Local farmers use the fields around Ani for bee hives and cultivating honey. They will place the hives at different altitudes because that changes the flavor of the honey.
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.