Haettu kohde: Early Christian Grave in Iznik


    Kohde : Early Christian Grave in Iznik

    Paikkakunta : Iznik

    Maa : Turkey

    Kuvaus :

    “The museum holds the keys to a fascinating frescoed tomb 6km out of Iznik, known as Yeraltı Mezar, the underground tomb. It is Roman in style, but may be early Byzantine in date (fifth century). If you ask, one of the museum staff will come with you – in your own car, or by taxi if not.
    The single barrel-vaulted chamber is cut into the rock with three open graves around the sides. All available surfaces are plastered and vividly painted with birds of various kinds, bowls of fruit, and geometrical designs with patterns of leaves and flowers inside. On the far wall is a handsome pair of peacocks in side view, between which used to be a vase of flowers – but the local villagers got wind of the idea that there was gold beneath the vase so they chipped away more and more of the plaster in their fruitless search. It is because of this that the tomb is kept lock.”

    Jane Taylor, Imperial Istanbul (Iznik – Bursa – Edirne), Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1989, p. 264.

    Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen




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    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Kuva © Heikki Hanka

    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Kuva © Heikki Hanka

    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Kuva © Heikki Hanka

    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Kuva © Heikki Hanka

    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Kuva © Heikki Hanka

    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Kuva © Heikki Hanka

    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Kuva © Heikki Hanka

    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Kuva © Heikki Hanka

    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Kuva © Heikki Hanka

    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Kuva © Heikki Hanka

    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Kuva © Heikki Hanka

    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Kuva © Heikki Hanka

    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Kuva © Heikki Hanka

    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Kuva © Heikki Hanka

    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Kuva © Heikki Hanka

    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Kuva © Heikki Hanka

    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Early Christian Grave in Iznik
    Kuva © Heikki Hanka