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Near Göreme in Nevşehir (district), Nevşehir Province, Turkey
 

Chapel of St. Barbara

Azize Barbara Şapeli

 

—La Chapelle de Sainte Barbe / Die St. Barbara-Kirche —

 
Chapel of St. Barbara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2015
1. Chapel of St. Barbara Marker
Inscription. English:
This church is situated behind the rock housing Elmalı (Apple) Church, It has a cruciform plan, with two columns. The north, south and west arms of the cruciform are barrel vaulted, and the centre, the east arm, and the east corners are domed. there are a main, central apse and two side apes.
Motifs were painted in red directly onto the rock. The walls and the dome are decorated in a variety of motifs including geometrical patterns, mythological animals and military symbols. The walls also have motifs resembling stonework. This church dates bace to the second half of the 11th century.
Scenes: On the main apse is Christ Pantocrator, on the north arm are St. George and the Dragon and St. Theodore, on the west arm is St. Barbara.

Turkish:
Emalı Kilise’nin bulundugu kaya blokunun arkasıdadır. Haç planlı, iki sütunlu, batı, kuzey ve güney haç kolları beşik tonozlu, merkezi kubbeli, dogu haç kolu ve dogudaki iki köşe mekanı kubbelidir. Bir ana iki yan apsisi bulunmaktadır. Motifler kırmızı boya ile doğrudan kaya üzerıne uygulanmıştır. Duvarlarda ve kubbede zengin geometrik motifler, mitolojik hayvanlar ve askeri semboller resmedilmiştir. Ayrıca duvarlarda taş izlenimi veren motifler
Chapel of St. Barbara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2015
2. Chapel of St. Barbara Marker
de yeralmaktadır. Kilise 11. yüzyılın ikinci yarısına tarihlenmektedir.
Sahneleri: ana apsiste İsa pantokrator; kuzey haç kolunda at üzerinde ejderle savaşan aziz George ve aziz Theodore; bati haç kolunda ise azize Barbara tasviri bulunmaktadır.

French: To read the French text, click on the marker image to enlarge.
German: To read the German text, click on the marker image to enlarge.
 
Location. 38° 38.338′ N, 34° 50.707′ E. Marker is near Göreme, Nevşehir Province, in Nevşehir (district). Marker is on Müze Cadde, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Göreme, Nevşehir Province 50180, Turkey.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chapel of St. Basil (here, next to this marker); Elmalı (Apple) Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Yılanlı (St. Onuphorius) Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Larder/Kitchen/Refectory (within shouting distance of this marker); Karanlık (Dark) Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Nunnery and Monastery (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapel of St. Catherine (within shouting distance of this marker); Çarıklı (Sandals) Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Göreme.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Göreme Open Air Musem (Göreme Açik Hava Müzesi).
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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