The ancient city of Anı, an archaeological site located in Turkey's northeastern Kars province, amazes visitors with its extraordinary waterfalls and natural beauty. Known as 'the world city' or 'cradle of civilizations,' Anı was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2016. Located on the Turkey-Armenia border, Anı is one of the greatest historical and cultural gems in the country. Anı was home to Urartu, Iskit, Persian, Macedonian, Slevkos, Arsaguni, Sasani and Kamsaragan civilizations, until it was conquered by Muslim armies in year 643. Anı was ruled by Bagrationi dynasty in 884-1045, and by Byzantium in 1045-1064. It was conquered by Sultan Alparslan in Aug. 16, 1064. The site standing on an 85 hectare-area was home to many civilizations and languages throughout history, including Armenian, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Georgian, Persian from 970 to 1320.