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Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia

UNESCO World Heritage Site in Turkey


Open Sesame!


The horseshoe arch, also called the Moorish arch and the keyhole arch, is the emblematic arch of Islamic architecture. They were formerly constructed in Visigothic Spain. Horseshoe arches can take rounded, pointed or lobed form. So how come we see moorish arches in an early christian cave church in Cappadocia? ... More in 1001 Nights...


Gate into the hill: Looking inside hidden cave church Tokali of ancient Cappadocia in a natural volcanic rock hill at Göreme Open Air Museum.


Ancient Cappadocia:


Listen to medieval Byzantine music.


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Taken on March 21, 2009