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The Ani Ruins of the old medieval capital lie near the Turkiye-Armenia border, close to the village of Ocaklı, some 45 kilometers east of Kars. The city is located on a triangular site protected on its eastern side by Arpaηay ravine. Ani City was the first camp site and business center on the Silk Road toward Anatolia. Ani City's history dates back to 5,000 B.C.

Menucehr Mosque is located in Ani Ancient City. Built by Ebu Suca Manucehr from Seddatogulları Government in 1072, the mosque attract attention as the first building to have been constructed in Anatolia by Seljuks.

It is among the most splendid works of Seljuks of Anatolia with its vivid stones of the view of mosaics and rich geometric decorations on its ceiling.

Other designations: Manuchihr Mosque; Manuche Mosque; Ebul Menuηehr Camii; Ulu Camii; "Customs House"

(Was benefited for note guidelines from Repuplic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism /www.kulturturizm.gov.tr and VirtualAni / www.virtualani.freeserve.co.uk )

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