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    St Nicholas Church

    November 4, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Yes, that St. Nick. The actual saint is from here and lived in about the 3rd century. The church that honors him dates to his time, but the oldest portion of what exists today dates to about the 6th century.
    Nicholas was known as a patron of the poor and of sailors and children. The 1st picture is a statue of the saint. 2nd is his sarcophagus that was damaged by crusaders in the 11th century. 3rd is the nave and apse from the 6th century. The rest are frescoes on walls and domes.
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