0 Likes

Hittite rockinscription, Goekcetoprak, Turkey
Cappadocia

Hittite rockinscription (2nd half of the 8th century BC) close to the village of Gökçetoprak. After the arrival of the Hittites, who spoke an indogerman language, in Anatolia, they took over the cuneiform writing from the Assyrians and developed their own writing (Luwian) too.

Copyright: Heiner Straesser Der Panoramafotograf.Com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14884x7442
Uploadet: 23/11/2012
Opdateret: 29/05/2014
Visninger:

...


Tags: hittite; religion; archaeology; nature; outdoors; green; wheat; inscription; luwian; anatolia
comments powered by Disqus

Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cave church in Tatlarin, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cave church in Tatlarin, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cave church in Tatlarin, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cave church in Tatlarin, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Cave church in Tatlarin, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
St Jean Cave Church, Gülsehir, Cappadocia, Turkey-2
Christian Kleiman
Carousel 1913 at Champ de Mars Garden
Marcio Cabral
Electric River at Sunrise
Javier Torres
Sala de Cirugía de Grandes Animales
sibalexx
Frescoes
Andrew Bodrov
Mars Panorama - Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 613
Шамiлов Iлья
Ostromechevskaya watchtower 35m above the ground (216 m) 07072013 Остромечевская сторожевая вышка 35м над землей (216 м)
Travel-Sphere.com
Sunset at Marina Gardens [Singapore]
Jaime Brotons
Cuadrigas
Luciano Correa | Vista Panoramica
Passeio de Quadriciclo
Pascal Moulin
Dans le chœur de l'abbaye d'Hambye - France
Javier Torres
Sala de Cirugía de Pequeños Animales
MoUzEs-Maciej J. Lorek
Centurion Mk V.2 - On the Tank
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Meryem Ana Church, Nevsehir, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hittite Rockrelief, Ivriz, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Former Greek Quarter in Nevsehir, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Valley in Cappadocia
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Hippodrome 2, Istanbul
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Kilimexhibition
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tatlarin, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Underground city of Mazikoy
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Eminoenue istanbul turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Tuff Rocks in Cappadocia
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Protestant Village Church in Waltersdorf, Brandenburg, Germany
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Former Greek Quarter in Nevsehir, Cappadocia, Turkey
More About Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a part of central Turkey. Eruptions of several volcanoes (e.g. Erciyes Dag, Hasan Dag) had covered the area with tuff. Erosion dug valleys and created an uncountable number of different shaped rocks. The tuff's ability to store water made the valleys much more fertile than the higher surroundings. After the arrival of the first people, they soon started to dig caves into the soft stone. By the time they developed the ability to dig cities into the underground with tunnels of several kilometers. A sophisticated pipe- and tunnel-system cared for fresh air and water, to enable the people to hide from enemies for a long time. In the 5th century hermits started to settle in the valleys and to paint their caves. In the next centuries more and more hermits and monks arrived and a rich cave-architecture with colourfull wallpaintings developed. The most famous are the churches of Goereme and the Peristrema Valley (=Ihlara Valley) between Ihlara and Selime. Today thousands of tourists from all over the world are visiting the area.