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It's all a matter of perspective. From a distance, most of the 10th to 12th century churches of Ani appear like matchboxes. Only as you come up to them do you realize that their dimensions are enormous. The dome of the Church of the Redeemer (Prkitch) is 25 meters high. The church, erected in 1035, was cut in half by the 1319 earthquake. Most of what remained collapsed during a storm in the 1950s. This photo is from 2007.