seraphim angels low-relief carving - oshki monastery (turkey)

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seraphim angels low-relief carving - oshki monastery (turkey)

Seraphim Angels low-relief carving in the ruin of a Georgian Church - Oshki Monastery (Turkey).­

The six-winged figure is though to depict the seraphim, an angel described in the biblical book of Isaiah.­

The Seraphim (or rather, Seraph) angel here seems to be three-headed.­

For more information about the Oshki Monastery, read:
www.­choruh.­com/­en/­tarih/­kiliseler/­the-monastery-of-osk-os.­.­.­
en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Oshki

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September 21, 2006
Çamlıyamaç Köyü Yolu, Çamlıyamaç/Erzurum, Turkey

Photos of interesting Christian Sacred Art that I stumbled upon.­

Photos of Turkey (the country).­

Photos of the ruins of old Georgian Churches and Monasteries located in North-Eastern Turkey.­

This region of Turkey used to be part of ancient Georgia, and those magnificent churches and Monasteries were built around the 10th century.­

Turkey does very little to preserve them because most Turkish people don't have much respect for old Christian ruins.­

The old monuments are now used to shelter farm animals.­ Most of the ruins are rapidly degrading.­

One of them that still has a roof is being used as Mosque.­

Some of those ruins are in isolated, hard to reach areas, sometimes far away for villages.­

For a lot of information about the Georgian churches of the Çoruh Valley in Turkey, go to: www.­choruh.­com/­en/­tarih/­kiliseler