A Kipchak Turkish warrior relief hunting a lion on the wall of Akdamar Church,Lake Van,Turkey Akdamar Church belongs the Kipchak Turks .. Not Armenian. A relief of a Turkish Bey (or a king), holding an oath glass and picking off some grapes.Akdamar Church,Van.Turkey
This is an altar inside the Syriac Catholic Monastery of Saint Moses the Abyssinian, also known as Deir Mar Musa. The site, which dates back to the Byzantine era, is located in Nabk, about 50 miles north of Damascus. In the early 1980s, an Italian priest named Father Paolo Dall’Oglio rediscovered this abandoned monastery and decided to restore it. By 1991, he’d transformed it into an interfaith cultural center.
[TURKEY.EAST 27949] 'Embracing saints on Akdamar Island.' Two saints clutch each other as if afraid of fading into the background for good. Fresco in the interior of the 10th century Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Akdamar, a small island in Lake Van. Photo Mick Palarczyk. - Paul Smit | Mick Palarczyk - Stock Photos and Magazine Features