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Çanakçı rock tombs

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When I earlier went to the Kanlıdivane site, I somehow overlooked the fact that not far from that splendid spot there was another sight, the rock tombs. Having been informed on this oversight by a viewer I tried and located the rock tombs in 2015. I have the feeling I was just in time to take pictures in a rather unspoiled setting: preparations were being made for what looked like a parking spot cum visitors centre, or at least a booth for the ticket vendor, and a pile of stoned indicated a road was in the offing also.
I spent a pleasant hour here, even continuing along the path onto the facing rocks, until I decided I was just walking the goat trail, and not about to see some more rock art. On the web Wikipedia provides some information, I quote: “The tombs were carved in around 2nd century AD, during Roman Empire period. Each tomb has a rectangular opening. On some of the openings there are inscriptions which condemn potential tomb thieves . Also on some tombs human figures are carved, unquestionably belonging to the bodies in the tombs.” I disagree with the count: In two niches there are 3 human figures in each and in one niche there is one human figure.” I’d say: one single woman, a group of three close to each other, another group of a man on a couch with another man standing to his left (right for the viewer), who to me looked like a guard. The latter one has company: a Eurasian nuthatch was building its nest next to his head.
A lone sarcophagus stands a bit further on.
I took plenty of pictures, trying to bring out details, sometimes raising the contrast a bit.
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