Rockhouses in Cappadocia, Turky

Cappadocia consists on the one hand of a tufa landscape, created by eruptions of the Dagi volcanoes, and on the other hand a limestone in which karst phenomena can be seen. Due to slow weathering and the different rock types that each erode differently and with a different speed, a particularly peculiar and erratic landscape has arisen. In places where these hard stones were missing in the tufa cake, table formations formed, in which rivers dredged deep ravines. Already in prehistoric times this solidified lava was mined and the striking tuff cones were carved into homes.

From this time until the 1950s, when these cave dwellings were abandoned by order of the government, people lived here. Millennium after millennium. And today, some rock walls and cones look like a hole cheese.

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Rockhouses in Cappadocia, Turky
Rockhouses in Cappadocia, Turky

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