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Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia

CountryTurkey
Date of Inscription1985
CategoryMixed Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/357

In a spectacular landscape, entirely sculpted by erosion, the Göreme valley and its surroundings contain rock-hewn sanctuaries that provide unique evidence of Byzantine art in the post-Iconoclastic period. Dwellings, troglodyte villages and underground towns – the remains of a traditional human habitat dating back to the 4th century – can also be seen there.

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