Vandalized Fresco - Sümela Monastery (Turkey Country)

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Vandalized Fresco - Sümela Monastery (Turkey Country)

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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.

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Photo taken on September 20, 2006
Trabzon Gümüşhane Yolu, Trabzon Province, Turkey
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