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

	A relief adorning the northern facade of the 10th century Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Akdamar, a small island in Lake Van, is showing some wild animals. Below, a lion is sinking its teeth in the neck of a deer. Above, a bear among vine branches is devouring grapes. Photo Mick Palarczyk.