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Great mesutilgim 2009-11-01 12:04

Hello Alin,
Nice capture from Pamukkale, a very famous natural wonder, also under protection as world heritage of Unesco. Good pov and nice light balance.
But if you don't mind I have to make a slight correction: it's not a house but a sarcophagus from Roman period. A kind of coffin in which people was been burried when they passed away. At the back some of other sarcaphagusses can be seen. A sarcophagus is a funeral receptacle for a corpse, most commonly carved or cut from stone. The word "sarcophagus" comes from the greek sarx meaning "flesh", and phagein meaning "to eat", hence sarkophagus means "flesh-eating"; from the phrase lithos sarkophagos the word came to refer to the limestone that was thought to decompose the flesh of corpses interred within it.

TFS and best regards

Old 11-20-2009, 02:12 PM
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Default To mesutilgim: not a sarchophage:)

Dear Mesut Bey, you are mistaken :) this is not an sarchophage, but a tomb building. Sarchophages are made from one piece stone, where as this is made from different parts and larger. :) :) :)
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