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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hi, when I saw this, ı was really upset & still I am. I think this is written by who has really low brain level. This isn't about the religion, this is history. I'm turkish I'm from Antalya and there is so many historical places letf from Byzantium. I have to protect them, because this is history. history belongs hole world, hole humanity. There is a people names on the paint. But there is many different language here.( min-3 )