Turkey: Ancient Cultures of Eastern Anatolia - paulsmit
'The story of Jonah on Akdamar Island.'

	Relief adorning the southern facade of the 10th century Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Akdamar, a small island in Lake Van. Below we see Jonah being disgorged by the seamonster that has saved him from drowning. Above we are shown how the story continues: Jonah (left) warns the king of Nineveh that his city will be destroyed by God because of the sins of its inhabitants, who are represented by four frightened persons in medallions. Photo Mick Palarczyk.