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Ayazin anatolia turkey
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This Byzantine cave church had been cut into the tuff stone, like many churches in Cappadocia. The columns inside have been taken out and the walls are black from many open fires inside. I can imagine that a careful restauration would discouver some coloured wallpaintings under the black surface.

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Tags: phrygia; anatolia; turkey; history; archaeology; stone carving; culture; rock church; cave church
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