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 - derpanoramafotograf.com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14884x7442
Chargée: 23/11/2012
Mis à jour: 29/05/2014
Affichages :: 70
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
Toni Garbasso
Palermo Harbour
Jean-Pierre Lavoie
OSM Symphonic concert in North Montreal
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Interior of Konstantinovkiy Palace, St Petersburg
Toni Garbasso
Carmine Monastry
erwan-boisecq
Moines
Toni Garbasso
Erice, Norman castle
Toni Garbasso
Selinunte Hera Temple
Jean-Pierre Lavoie
World Trade Centre Montréal and the Ruelle des Fortifications
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Russian Winter Forest
Dmitry Sverdlov
Crimea, Yalta, theater Chekhov
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Lions Gate
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Venice - Campo Santa Maria Formosa
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Bayertor landsberg deutschland
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Eminoenue istanbul turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Devrent Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Pasabag2 kappadokien turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Aynalı (Firkatan) Church, Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Güzelöz, Cappadocia, Turkey
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Campo Bandiera e Moro, Venice, Italy
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Herakleia, Camici (Bafa) Lake
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.