|UNESCO #357 - Rock Sites of Cappadocia - TURKEY|
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Rock Sites of Cappadocia - TURKEY - UNESCO #357
The Nevşehir Province (Cappadocia) in Central Anatolia is one of the main tourist attractions in Turkey and the massive visits in the last decades have put the rupestral sanctuaries in danger... as far as I know some measures have been taken by the Turkish authorities to preserve this treasure with more than 17 centuries. Thank you so much Selim, this great card is the 245th site in my UNESCO collection (I've reached the 25% threshold), only 736 to the end. This postcard took 14 days to arrive!
In a spectacular landscape, entirely sculpted by erosion, the Göreme valley and its surroundings contain rock-hewn sanctuaries that provide unique evidence of Byzantine art in the post-Iconoclastic period. Dwellings, troglodyte villages and underground towns – the remains of a traditional human habitat dating back to the 4th century – can also be seen there.