Işhan monastery - georgian church ruin (turkey)

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Işhan monastery - georgian church ruin (turkey)

Ruins of Ishan Monastery (Turkey)

The church is a domed cruciform structure.­ The dome over the central square bay rests on four free-standing piers, each having a diameter of about two-meters.­

During the conversion of the church into a mosque, a wall (visible on the left side of this photo) was constructed between the west arm and the central bay, the south and west entrances were closed, a mihrab niche facing in the direction of Mecca was constructed within the closed southern entrance, and the northern annex was converted into a prayer hall.­

For more information about Işhan Monastery, read:
www.­choruh.­com/­en/­tarih/­kiliseler/­the-monestery-of-ishan

byzantine architecture
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georgian church
ishan monastery
işhan church
nave
orthodox christian
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September 22, 2006
Kars Artvin Yolu, Artvin Province, Turkey