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Selime Cathedral

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A: Selime Cathedral

by Ahmet Emin Zırh, less than 10 meters away

Selime Cathedral

Selime Cathedral

B: Selime Cathedral

by Ahmet Emin Zırh, less than 10 meters away

Selime Cathedral

Selime Cathedral

C: The Cathedral Selime

by Ahmet Emin Zırh, 10 meters away

Hasan Mountain view from the cathedral Selime

The Cathedral Selime

D: Selime Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 70 meters away

Selime is one of the biggest monasteries in Cappadocia. Cut into the soft tuff rocks, it contains man...

Selime Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey

E: Selime Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 70 meters away

Selime is one of the biggest monasteries in Cappadocia. Cut into the soft tuff rocks, it contains man...

Selime Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey

F:

by AHMET GÜMÜŞ, 110 meters away

G: Selime Cave Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 120 meters away

Selime is one of the biggest monasteries in Cappadocia, inside the well visible table mountain. Cut i...

Selime Cave Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey

H:

by AHMET GÜMÜŞ, 550 meters away

I: Selime Cave Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 590 meters away

Conical tuff rocks outside of Selime with caves, chapels and nicely decorated facades. Selime is one ...

Selime Cave Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey

J: Selime Cave Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 630 meters away

Conical tuff rocks outside of Selime with caves, chapels and nicely decorated facades. Selime is one ...

Selime Cave Monastery, Cappadocia, Turkey

This panorama was taken in Cappadocia

This is an overview of 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.

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