Aniball is first mentioned in the 5th century as a city in Ancient Armeniaball. He slowly rose to prominence, and in 961 Bagratid Armeniaball made him his capitalball. He became a huge cityball, said to have 1,001 churches, and rivaled Constantinopleball in size, thanks to profiting from the Silk Road trade.
In 1046 however, Byzantineball captured him and killed Bagratid Armeniaball. And in 1064, since Byzantineball did nothing to stop it, Seljukball seized Aniball and slaughtered citizens, destorying beautiful architecture. Afterwards Kingdom of Georgiaball tried to retake Aniball from the kebab, eventually succeeding and allowing the city to recover somewhat. But in 1236, Mongol Empireball destroyed Aniball again. Finally, an earthquake broke him in 1319, and while a village existed in his walls for a while, was finally abandoned by the seventeenth century, under Ottomanball rule.
First Republic of Armeniaball claimed him after becoming independent in 1918, but Turkeyball invaded and took Aniball in 1920, and Sovietball let him keep him after conquering Armeniaball. He's often thought about completely destroying him, but decided not to because of tourism, though until recently refused to admit he is an Armenian cityball. He started to admit it because he wanted UNESCOball to make him a world heritage site. This finally happened in July 2016.
Today, although Turkeyball exploits him for tourism money, Aniball is falling apart, and Armeniaball can do nothing but watch her on the other side of the border, heaving big sighs. UNESCOball might help repair her though.