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Ahtamar (Akdamar) Island is the second by size of four islands in Lake Van in the south of Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey, about 0.7 km2 in size, situated about 3 km from the shoreline. At the western end of the island a hard, grey, limestone cliff rises 80 m above the lake's level (1,912 m above sea level). The island declines to the east to a level site where a spring provides ample water. It is home to a tenth century Armenian Cathedral church, known as the Cathedral Church of the Holy Cross (915-921), and was the seat of an Armenian Catholicos from 1116 to 1895.

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  • Copyright: Erol Sahin (seyyah81) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 79] (583)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2011-05-19
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposição: f/5.0, 1/100 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2011-06-03 4:53
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