Turkey: Ancient Cultures of Eastern Anatolia - paulsmit
'Birds on Akdamar Island.'

	Real and mythical birds adorn the southern facade of the 10th century Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Akdamar, a small island in Lake Van. Below, an eagle has set down on a pigeon, its talons grasping the defenseless bird by the neck and wing. Above that a fantastic creature has the body of a bird and the head of a horned goat. Photo Mick Palarczyk.