vandalized fresco - Sümela monastery (turkey)

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vandalized fresco - Sümela monastery (turkey)

Ancient Byzantine Frescos vandalized in the Sümela Monastery near Trabzon (Turkey)

The precious painting are still un-protected.­ They have been scratched with graffiti in many scripts and languages.­

If you can identify the language or read the graffiti, please post a comment or email me.

The Sümela Monastery was originally founded in the year 386.­ For more information, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­S%C3%BCmela_­Monastery.

byzantine
frescoes
graffiti
orthodox christian
painting
religion
sumela
sümela monastery
trabzon
vandalism
September 20, 2006
Trabzon Gümüşhane Yolu, Trabzon Province, Turkey