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Cemeteries in Turkey

8 cemeteries in Turkey

Cemeteries in Istanbul
Eyüp Cemetery
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Eyüp Cemetery is one of Istanbul's most beautiful and certainly its most daunting. Graves are arranged from the base to the top of the hill overlooking Eyüp neighborhood. Going uphill along the winding road is a unique experience. Thousands of columns and tombs (the Muslims placed various inscriptions on them), cypresses, fog and the views of the Golden Horn. Contemplating a Muslim cemetery is already, in itself, a fascinating experience, they are so different from what we are used to seeing. But also it's an interesting environment. You can see how families chat with their dead and fix their graves . The mixture of green and white, fog ...
Cemeteries in Selçuk
Sarcophagus
Lovers of ancient graves and cemeteries will have a great time in Ephesus. Throughout the city a multitude of ancient sarcophagi are scattered among trees and flowering meadows and they're in good condition. Especially beautiful is the set of graves near the Church of St. Mary, in a circular shape on a hillside with outstanding views. Don't miss the opportunity to approach the niches and photograph small decorative details, you'll be amazed at the detail and everyday scenes on them.
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Cemeteries in Istanbul
Cemeteries in Istanbul
Cemeteries in Amasya
Pontic Tombs
One of the wonders to be found in the lovely city of Amasya, in central Anatolia, are the Pontic tombs. These tombs carved into the rock date back to the 4th century BC. These tombs were used to venerate the Pontic kings and today we can find 18 empty graves. The location of these structures is great, since they are in a rock of a mountain that seems to protect the city. In order to get to the graves one has to climb steep stairs departing from Amasya. There are the lockers and there are multiple paths. If we turn to the left we can see a couple of rock-cut tombs with amazing beauty. We wonder how they could do this so many years ago. If we take the path out and come to the remains of the palace of the maids. This is the palace where the Kings of Pontus and later the Ottoman kings took residence. It is next to a cliff and offers incredible views,, if we enter a hole in the wall we can get to another area where there are more graves and where you can also enjoy beautiful scenery. Of the 18 tombs there stands 1 that is well separated from the rest. It is named the Cave of the mirror and is more striking than the rest because it seems that was later used as a chapel by the Byzantines, as it houses many frescoes, also.
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