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Meryem Ana Church, Nevsehir, Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia

After the Turkish-Greek people exchange in 1923, this church was first used to store goods. In 1950 it had been changed into a prison. In the middle of the church they have built a second floor and several walls created the cells for the prisoners. Since 1983 its empty. Here we are on the 1st floor and this separated part served in the prison as a mosque. - If you have any information about the church or the village etc., please contact the photographer - thank you!

Copyright: Heiner Straesser Der Panoramafotograf.Com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14856x7428
Taken: 09/08/2011
Uploaded: 07/03/2012
Updated: 29/05/2014
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Tags: church; cappadocia; anatolia; religion; history; greek; prison
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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.