Pictures from Hasan Kayf

This ancient village was a series of caves until recently. It will soon be flooded to make a reservoir for Turkey and cease to exist. Here are a couple of pictures.

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The Tigris, which will be flooded.
The Tigris, which will be flooded.
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Cave dwellings

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The town today, which will be flooded.
The town today, which will be flooded.
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Cave dwellings
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Cave dwellings

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Deir ul Zafaran (دير الزعفران) in Mesopotamia (Turkey)

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With Ben Poland and Fr. Gabriel
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An ancient depiction of St John
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A very old printing press
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Note the hills planted with trees
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Note the Syriac inscription above the entrance.
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The monastery is surrounded by many trees

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Pictures are from June of 2015 (copyright Duane Miller)