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Ruins in Ani

Two unconnected brick towers are all that remain of a once important 9th-century bridge that formerly straddled the Arpaçay, the river that now forms the Turkish-Armenian border. It was originally a two-level structure, with a lower storey for caravans and an upper walkway for pedestrians. The ruins are off limits but attractively visible from the Manuçehr Camii.