|Bete Abba Libanos, Lalibela, Ethiopia|
|Bete Yemrehanna Kristos, Lalibela, Ethiopia|
But surely there must be monolithic churches closer to home, I thought. And I was right: there are. In Turkey to be exact! In fact; the Göreme region in Cappadocia, in Turkey, is the home of multiple monolithic churches, showing gorgeous 10th and 11th century Byzantine frescos, whole underground cities, and of course a valley of ''fairy chimney'' rocks.
|Byzantine 11th century fresco on the ceiling of the |
Karanlik Kilise (''Dark Church''), Göreme, Turkey