oshki monastery - stolen pillar - georgian church ruin (turkey)

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oshki monastery - stolen pillar - georgian church ruin (turkey)

Oshki Monastery - Barely standing ruin of a Georgian Church (Turkey)

Looks like someone stole the ancient pillar and replaced it by a tree trunk! Or maybe the old column became unsafe /­ cracked and they replaced it with that trunk.­ I'm not sure this piece of wood will resist and hold the heavy stone construction for very long.­ They should definitely replace it with either steel or a concrete column, or better, a new stone pillar.­

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