Monday, March 19 2018 13:13

An  exhibition dedicated to ancient Ani  opened in Istanbul

An  exhibition dedicated to ancient Ani  opened in Istanbul

ArmInfo. On recent days, in DEPO gallery of  istanbul a large photo exhibition runs dedicated to Ani, the ancient  capital of Armenia. The project is the result of efpublic and  scientific organizations  employees in Turkey, Norway, Armenia and  Russia.

Armen Ghazaryan, a well-known historian of architecture, art history  PHD, a member of  Russian Academy of Architecture and Building  Sciences, spoke about this event at his lectures held at   Armenian  Museum of Moscow and the Culture of Nations centers. The exhibition  set the pictures taken in Ani by Armenian and Turkish photo shooters  were presented.

 The press release of the exhibition stressed that the project is  intended to show an example of international cooperation in the  matter of preserving cultural monuments.

 Armen Ghazaryan told the museum visitors  about the main buildings  of Ani, about the history of excavations and works of the famous  scientist - archaeologist Nikolai Marr, about the problems of  reconstruction and preservation of architectural monuments.  

Visitors were  very pleased by photos taken by Ghazarian himself,  showing the appearance of Ani unfamiliar to the general public, the  process of conservation of the ruins of the Surb Prkich  (St.Savior)  Church, the little-known objects of this medieval Armenian capital of  the late 10th-11th centuries, and the surrounding monasteries.

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