Village in central Turkey home to rock houses, churches

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The village of Erdemli in Central Anatolia contains the ruins of a small Byzantine village and is like a museum. An eight-year research project in the village has been completed and the structures in the Byzantine village identified and documented. The research team leader says their goal is to publish a scientific article about the structures in the valley and call for them to be restored.

Dozens of houses and churches carved into the rock faces of a valley in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri have revealed 500 years of Byzantine history and high-quality Istanbul-style paintings....

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