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Archeology in Anatolia - Cappadocia

  1. Jun 25, 2011 #1
    Hello, I'm soon gonna visit my hometown in Cappadocia - Turkey which is famous for the many fairy chimneys and christian cultures that once existed there.

    In the village these fairy chimneys still exist but unlike the ones in Goreme there is no rulings on them. Basicly you could sleep in them as long as you want. There is no activity in the village noone is interested in them but every now and then I hear stories of frenchmen travelling to Cappadocia to find something special.

    Something have to be found because in the village they found a huuuuge tunnel leading from some peoples houses to the end of a mountain.

    No archeologial team has ever been looking for something as far as I know.

    I bet you never heard of Cappadocia but since I'm kind of new to "archeology" I would like your suggestions on how to start and where to basicly look.

    The cave houses as I linked in the second link is what we call Fairy chimneys.

    The name of the village is Karain
    Cappadocia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cappadocia

    Karain: http://www.google.se/imgres?imgurl=...1&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:0&biw=1272&bih=775

    Some random picture: http://www.google.se/imgres?imgurl=...1&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0&biw=1272&bih=775

    Since I'm new here in this forum I made a wild guess that this is history and posted it here, correct me if im wrong. Thanks for reading!
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  3. Jun 25, 2011 #2


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    The history of Turkey is one of my areas of interest. Many peoples have passed through that region.
  4. Jun 25, 2011 #3
    Yeah look at this


    I'ts amazing!! I just dont know why the local people ignores the natural wonders of Cappadocia!

    I'm gonna do everything I can to get something out of my trip in the mountains, now I'm an absolute beginner when it comes to archeology I have no idea how many meters I have to dig to find something but I'm gonna do my best and reply to this thread in 6 weeks with pictures.

    Last year I only found a teddy bear which probably was from the 70s but I also forgot to mention that I found a golden glass. I dont know if it was real gold but it looked old, this year I have to check it up. Its still somewhere in the village.
  5. Jun 25, 2011 #4


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    Anatolia has been at the crossroads of the Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Persian, Syrian, Ottoman empires. It has rich history.
  6. Jun 25, 2011 #5
    You lose, be careful misunderestimating us.

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=2110748&highlight=cappadocia#post2110748 [Broken]

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=2907182&highlight=cappadocia#post2907182 [Broken]
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  7. Jun 26, 2011 #6
    hi. I am from Turkey, too, but I have never visited Capadocia.
    I live in istanbul.
  8. Jun 26, 2011 #7
    Good to know that you guys heard of it!
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  9. Jun 26, 2011 #8
    Its boring here, nothning to do really except for visiting the fairy chimneys =). We have no cool stores, nor do we have any cool car traffic like in Istanbul.

    Trust me I would rather live in Istanbul, but hey I'm only here once a year so why not try to find something invalueable to get the time going.
  10. Jun 26, 2011 #9
    Feel free to take lots of photos and post here.:wink:
  11. Jun 27, 2011 #10


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    Sounds like a business (entrepreneurial) opportunity!
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