dimanche 16 octobre 2011

Cave Towns

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Captivating cave towns of Crimea with marvellous monasteries and ancient everyday life culture.

Cavetown Chufut. The name is translated as “Jewish rock” or “Double rock”. Here the monastery is located.

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In this house the monks live.

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One can come across deserted troglodyte dwellings everywhere.

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View from the cave.

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Approaching the town.

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Secret gate. Not far away from this place a jug with gold coins was found. Some of them were seen for the first time as they were only the drafts.

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A street.

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By the city wall.

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Entering the city.

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View from the dungeon window.

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The views gladden.

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Chariot traces.

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Dungeon enter.

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So many guards this tower has seen.

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From the tower one can observe the sea.

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A street.

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House of worship.

Container for water collection.

One more house of worship.

Jewish writings.

Kind of sacrificial altar.

Ancient street.

High-rise building of that time.

Mighty cliffs.

Temple in the rocks.


One can find such a wonder for the present.

Intricate patterns on the walls.

In the niche there is a kind of well with water, which heals skin.


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