The Armenian Dilemma

Anthony Bryer describes how, during the tenth and eleventh centuries, between Turks and Byzantines, Armenian kingdoms led a perilous life. 

The Cathedral of Ani, completed in 1001 by Trdat the Architect.

'We need stone cutters, by the thousand;
Gravel carriers, water carriers
By the hundred, by the thousand.
We need masons, plasterers
By the hundred, by the thousand;
We need wood carvers, masters and men
By the hundred, by the thousand.
Oh I am calling, let them come;
He who loves God, let him come.'

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