Pancarlik church, Cappadocia, Turkey
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Pancarlik church, Cappadocia, Turkey

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View into the Cappadocain landscape from the top of the tuff rock which contains the Pancarlık church with many old frescoes.

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Cappadocia

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A: Pancarlik church, Cappadocia, Turkey

door Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

Pancarlık Kilise: The mainly green and red frescoes are from the end of the 9th century. Unique are t...

Pancarlik church, Cappadocia, Turkey

B: Pancarlik church, Cappadocia, Turkey

door Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

Pancarlık Kilise: The mainly green and red frescoes are from the end of the 9th century. This church ...

Pancarlik church, Cappadocia, Turkey

C: Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey

door Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 720 hier vandaan

Nebenraum einer byzantinischen Höhlenkirche innerhalb eines Tuffsteinfelsens. Side room of a Byzantin...

Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey

D: Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey

door Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 730 hier vandaan

Byzantine cave church in a single conical tuff rock. The view into the church shows severe damages. I...

Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey

E: Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey

door Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 740 hier vandaan

Small Byzantine underground cave church with ornamental wall paintings under a tuff rock cone with a ...

Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey

F: Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey

door Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 740 hier vandaan

Entrance to the small Byzantine underground cave church with ornamental wall paintings under a tuff r...

Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey

G: Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey

door Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 780 hier vandaan

Byzantine cave church in a single conical tuff rock. The view into the church shows severe damages an...

Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey

H: Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey

door Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 830 hier vandaan

View at the landscape with the two tuff cones containing the Kepez churches. Other completely eroded ...

Kepez tuff rock churches, Cappadocia, Turkey

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door AHMET GÜMÜŞ, 1.5 hier vandaan

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door AHMET GÜMÜŞ, 1.5 hier vandaan

Dit panorama is genomen in Cappadocia

Dit is een overzicht van 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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