Vem Radio presents the radio version of the book "Capital Cities of Armenia" by Sergey Vardanyan. In a series of broadcasts, on the basis of studies by Armenian and foreign historians, scientists, and archaeologists, as well as on testimonies of travel authors, the history of the capitals of Armenia is outlined.
None of the Armenian capitals was researched so well as Ani. The studies of Ghevond Alishan are proved to be invaluable for elucidating the history of Ani. The first Armenian historian who mentioned Ani was Elishe, then Lazar Parpetsi. After transferring the three capitals in a short period, the Bagratids settled in Ani. Ani was a city full of churches. Armenian and foreign historians and travelers called Ani a city of a thousand and one churches. In 1921, Ani was transferred to Turkey in accordance with the Treaty of Kars.