Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pancarlik Church, Cappadocia

Pancarlik Church, located in Pancarlik Valley, Cappadocia, lies to the south of Ortahisar, and to the right of the road leading from Urgup (Ancient Prokopion) to Mustafapasa. The Pancarlik Church is a monastic Church, housed inside a group of rock cones. The flat ceiling of the Church is beautifully adorned with amazing frescoes, in which the colours red and green are dominant.

At first glance it appears that two different icon-painters were responsible for the icons; however, on closer inspection it is apparent that the same artist painted all the frescoes. The Church dates back to the first half of the 11th century AD. 

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