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Late afternoon in Cappadocia, Turkey

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At the end of a grey day the clouds opened and the golden light of the sun illuminated the Cappadocian tuff rocks.

By Heiner Straesser

Archaeological excavation of Nerik 11-08, Turkey

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Short after sunrise work started at the excavation area. Now in the fifth year of the archaeological excavations in Oymaagac, we hope for the final...

By Heiner Straesser

Surp Stepanos, Armenian Church in Efkere, Turkey

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One of many churches from the 19th century. After the Christians had left the country, it was used as a quarry, store room or in a different way. -...

By Heiner Straesser

Archaeological excavation of Nerik 12-01, Turkey

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In 2012 the Turkish ministry of culture had withdrawn the permissions to do an active arch. excavation from all foreign archaeologist. All we could...

By Heiner Straesser

Dining room of Faruk the carpet dealer, Uchisar Cappadocia, Turkey

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Sometimes guests and customers are invited by Faruk for a lunch or a dinner to the dining room on the first floor. Faruk is a well known carpet...

By Heiner Straesser

Sunrise at the arch. excavation of Nerik 11-06, Turkey

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Just before sunrise work starts at the excavation area. Now in the fifth year of the archaeological excavations in Oymaagac, we hope for the final...

By Heiner Straesser

Somewhere in the Taurus Mountains, Turkey

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View at the Taurus Mountains between Antalya and Isparta.

By Heiner Straesser

Hidrellez Monastery 3, Cappadocia, Turkey

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The Hidrellez Monastery is probably one of the oldest monasteries in Cappadocia with frescoes from the 6th century. The Greek name of the village...

By Heiner Straesser

Archaeological Excavation of Nerik 11-14, Turkey

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Now in the fifth year of the archaeological excavations in Oymaagac, we hope for the final proof that this is the Hittite religious center of...

By Heiner Straesser

Archaeological excavation of Nerik 12-03, Turkey

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In 2012 the Turkish ministry of culture had withdrawn the permissions to do an active arch. excavation from all foreign archaeologist. All we could...

By Heiner Straesser

Archaeological excavation of Nerik 12-02, Turkey

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In 2012 the Turkish ministry of culture had withdrawn the permissions to do an active arch. excavation from all foreign archaeologist. All we could...

By Heiner Straesser

Hidrellez Monastery 2, Cappadocia, Turkey

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The Hidrellez Monastery is probably one of the oldest monasteries in Cappadocia with frescoes from the 6th century. The Greek name of the village...

By Heiner Straesser

Hidrellez Monastery 1, Cappadocia, Turkey

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The Hidrellez Monastery is probably one of the oldest monasteries in Cappadocia with frescoes from the 6th century. The Greek name of the village...

By Heiner Straesser

Meryem Ana Kilise, Cappadocia, Turkey

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After the Turkish-Greek people exchange in 1923, this church was first used to store goods. In 1950 it had been changed into a prison. In the...

By Heiner Straesser

Archaeological excavation of Nerik 11-10, Turkey

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Overview at the excavation area. Now in the fifth year of the archaeological excavations in Oymaagac, we hope for the final proof that this is the...

By Heiner Straesser

Natural Rock Bridge 1, Taurus Mountains, Turkey

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View at a natural rock bridge in the Taurus Mountains from far away.

By Heiner Straesser

Archaeological excavation of Nerik 11-11, Turkey

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For aerial photography there was a multicopter in use with a camera underneath. The only problem was landing because of very gusty wind. Here you...

By Heiner Straesser

Arch. excavation of Nerik 11-03, Turkey

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Now in the fifth year of the archaeological excavations in Oymaagac, we hope for the final proof that this is the Hittite religious center of...

By Heiner Straesser

Arch. excavation of Nerik 11-01, Turkey

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Now in the fifth year of the archaeological excavations in Oymaagac, we hope for the final proof that this is the Hittite religious center of...

By Heiner Straesser

Meryem Ana Kilise, Cappadocia, Turkey

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Here in the groundfloor there are still some fragments of the original wallpaintings. After the Turkish-Greek people exchange in 1923, this church...

By Heiner Straesser

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