EARLY TRAVELLERS' ACCOUNTS OF ANI
The fame of Ani has always attracted the attention, and the pen,
of travellers going through Armenia. Here are a selection of their accounts.
Friar William of Rubruck - in 1255.
The Nestorian monks Sawma and Markos -
Sir Robert Ker Porter - in 1817.
William Hamilton - in 1836.
Richard Wilbraham - in 1837.
K. E. Abbot - in 1842.
Charles Gordon - in 1857.
John Ussher - in the 1860s.
Max von Thielmann - in 1872.
H. F. B. Lynch - in 1893.
G. I. Gurdjieff - in the 1890s.
K. Basmadjian - in 1903.
Luigi Villari - in 1905.
Konstantin Paustovsky - in 1923.
Lord Kinross - in 1951.
John Marriner - in 1967.
Ani is featured in James Morier's 1834 novel "Ayesha".
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