Turkey: Ancient Cultures of Eastern Anatolia - paulsmit
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'Winged sea lion on Akdamar Island.'

	The big fish (or whale) who swallows Jonah in the biblical story is here depicted as a mythical winged sea lion. Relief adorning the southern facade of the 10th century Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Akdamar, a small island in Lake Van. Photo Mick Palarczyk.