Turkey: Ancient Cultures of Eastern Anatolia - paulsmit
'Lichen covered Kufic inscription-1.'

	An inscription in the Kufic alphabet has been overgrown with white and red lichens. The lettering can be found on a mid12th century sarcophagus in the Seljuk cemetery of Ahlat, on the western shore of Lake Van. Photo Mick Palarczyk.