Turkey: Ancient Cultures of Eastern Anatolia - paulsmit
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'Slanting headstones.'

	At the Seljuk cemetery of Ahlat, on the western shore of Lake Van, lichen-covered headstones of red volcanic tuff have been set at all angles by earthquakes, wind and water. The ca. 8000 steles, which can reach a height of 4 meter, date from the 12th and 13th century and are covered with intricate web patterns. Photo Mick Palarczyk.