12th Congress

1902, Kharkov, 12th

7th Congress

1887, Iaroslavl, 7th

8th Congress

1890, Moscow, 8th

10th Congress

1896, Riga, 10th

11th Congress

1899, Kiev, 11th

5th Congress

1881, Tiflis, 5th

Society of Lovers of Caucasian Archeology

Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society

Christian Caucasus

The combination of her deep religiosity and keen eye to the aesthetics of ruins account for Praskovia Uvarova’s utter fascination with the Caucasus. She traveled there regularly, worked with the curator of the Caucasus Museum Gustav Radde, and edited multiple volumes dedicated to Christian archeological finds.


The medieval capital of the short-lived independent kingdom of Armenia, Ani lay in ruins when it was rejoined to Christian Armenia following the Russian defeat of the Ottoman Empire in 1878. King Ashot III had relocated his capital from Kars to Ani in 961, but it enjoyed only a brief heyday, as successor King Gagik II succumbed to Byzantine forces in 1045. Sent there first in 1892 because he was one of the few Russian scholars fluent in Armenian, Nikolai Marr made the ruins his centerpiece for creating archeological museums in situ.