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Alahan mrt 2008 4881.jpg
16-MAR-2008

Alahan mrt 2008 4881.jpg

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Apse of the evangelists' church. Note the altar-like piece on the foreground left, with a cross that stands out so clear it looks as if it has been cleaned in particular.

The apse had a double row of seats, named ‘synthronon’, where the monks sat during services. In its center there was a larger seat for the bishop or abbot. In front of it stood a large altar (that has disappeared since). The small alter on the side was used for the monks’s private masses.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Guides Bleus: Turquie’ – Edition 1986 & Personal visits (1985, 1992, 2001).

Nikon D70
1/1250s f/8.0 at 14.0mm full exif

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