A rock house.in Kandovan, Iran

A rock house.in Kandovan, Iran Province Azerbaijan
Kandovan‎, also Romanized as Kandovān and Kandavān; also known as Kanvān is a village in the Central District of Osku County, East Azerbaijan province, Iran. This village exemplifies manmade cliff dwellings which are still inhabited. The troglodyte homes, excavated inside volcanic rocks and tuffs similar to dwellings in the Turkish region of Cappadocia, are locally called "Karaan". Karaans were cut into the lahars of Mount Sahand.
The cone form of the houses is the result of lahar flow consisting of porous round and angular pumice together with other volcanic particles that were positioned in a grey acidic matrix. After the eruption of Sahand these materials were naturally moved and formed the rocks of Kandovan.
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A rock house.in Kandovan, Iran
A rock house.in Kandovan, Iran

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