Işhan Monastery - Georgian Church Ruin (Turkey Country)

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Işhan Monastery - Georgian Church Ruin (Turkey Country)

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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.

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Photo taken on September 22, 2006
Kars Artvin Yolu, Artvin Province, Turkey
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