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Undergrond Towns: Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia. ©NHK 1985
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Undergrond Towns: Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia

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In a spectacular landscape, entirely sculpted by erosion, the Göreme valley and its surroundings contain rock-hewn sanctuaries that provide unique evidence of Byzantine art in the post-iconoclastic period. Dwellings, troglodyte villages and underground towns -the remains of a traditional human habitat dating back to the 4th century- can also be seen there.

Place/Country: Turkey
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Credits: NHK, producer. UNESCO WHC, co-producer ; UNESCO TV, co-producer.
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