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

Elmalı (Apple) Church

Elmalı Kılıse

 

—L’église Elmalı / Die Elmalı (Apfel)-Kirche —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2015
1. Elmalı (Apple) Church Marker
Inscription. English:
This church featuring four columns, nine domes and three apses is of the closed cruciform type. Access to the church is through a tunnel on the north side. The original entrance was on the south side. The original decorations in this church consist of geometrical designs and crosses painted in red ochre directly onto the rock. This technique is also found in the Chapels of St. Barbara and St. Basil. The church has been dated back to the mid 11th century and the beginning of the 12th century.

Scenes: Deesis, nativity, adoration of the Magi, baptism, raising of Lazarus, transfiguration, entry into Jerusalem, Last Supper, betrayal of Judas, Way of the Cross, crucifixion, entombment, anastasis, women at the tomb, ascension and portraits of the saints. There are also scenes from the Old Testament (Pentateuch) such as the hospitality of Abraham and the three young men in the fiery furnace.

Turkish:
Dokuz kubbeli, dört sütunlu, kapalı yunan haçı planı, üç apsislidir. Asıl girisi güney yönüden olan kiliseye, kuzeyden açılan bir tünel vasıtasıyla girilebilmekedir. Elamlı kilise’nin ilk süslemeleri aziz Basil ve azize Barbara sapeli’nde oldugu gibi doǧrudan duvara kırmizi boya ile yapılan haç ve geometrik motiflerdir. Kilise 11. yüzyılın
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2015
2. Elmalı (Apple) Church Marker
ortası, 12. yüzyılın başına tarihlenmekedir.

Sahneleri: Deeis, doǧum, üç müneccimin tapınması, vaftiz, Lazarus’un diriltilmesi, başkalaşım, kudüs’e giriş, son aksam yemeǧi, ihanet, İsa golgota yolunda, İsa çarmıhta, İsa’nın gömülmesi, İsa’nın cehenneme inişi, kadınlar boş mezar başında, İsa’nın göge çıkışı ve aziz tasvırlerı. Ayrıca tevrat kaynaklı İbrahim peygamber’ın mısafırperverligi ve üç yahudi gencın fırında yakılması sahnesi resmedilmiştir.

French: To read the French text, click on the marker image to enlarge it.
German: To read the German text, click on the marker image to enlarge it.
 
Location. 38° 38.352′ N, 34° 50.71′ E. Marker is near Göreme, Nevşehir Province, in Nevşehir (district). Marker can be reached from 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 (a few steps from this marker); Chapel of St. Barbara (within shouting distance of this marker); Nunnery and Monastery (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); 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 5, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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