Cappadocia Cave Churches, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.
Caves and hidden churches of early Christians in Cappadocia.
Miracle of God?
When early Christians came to hidden paradise of Ihlara Valley and Cappadocia to hide and protect themselves from attackers they found volcanic tuff, a type of rock consisting of consolidated volcanic ash ejected by Mount Erciyes and Hasandag for millions of years, easy to carve like soap sculptures and make cave homes and churches. However there was a great surprise, when these rocks are carved and exposed to air they harden...