It is pitiable the victim of vandalism revelry in Turkey a monastery
All tracks branching on the districts of ruins, depart from a ticket office at monastic gate (works ежедн. June-sent. 9. 00-18. 00, нояб. – февр. 9. 00-16. 00, March-May and окт. 9. 00-17. 00, the price of the entrance ticket — 5YTL). Could occupies still the smaller space, than it is possible to present, looking at her 5-storeyed facade. To get on the central yard of a monastery, it is necessary to walk upstairs an old entrance, and later as much again — on that party of gate. On the right over break there are cells of monks and a room for the guests who are carrying out tourist rest in Turkey, at the left — a chapel and a cave. Reconstruction of houses in Turkey is already completely finished, but there are more many places built up with the woods, it is impossible where to go. Vandalism and desolation degree here ужасающа. In 1983. the educated plunderers of works of art cut out huge pieces of eminent frescos, and all walls at height of human growth are used up by graffiti, many of which some have been made Turkish, European and North American visitors in Turkey of a monastery till 1923, and even in 1875. The main cave temple is closed by a wall from which the apse of a small chapel acts. It is covered by bolshushchy number of the frescos executed in various styles. Earliest of them treat the XIV-XV centuries, later — to 1710, 1740 and 1860.
Harm from vandalism for frescos with images on the subject of religion in Turkey
As to be engaged in vandalism under a ceiling it is more difficult, frescos on the top have remained in quite quite good condition though the rough surface of a wall and has led to strange derogations from the accepted orthodox iconographic canons of religion in Turkey. The rescuer, the Mother of God and apostles seem soaring in air, on the left (southern) wall archangels and scenes from Virgin Mary’s life are represented, and specifically Virgin Mary sitting on a throne, and above on the right it is possible to behold to the Ion in a belly of a whale. Outside of a wall the most part of frescos with scenes from life of the Christ is hopelessly scratched. Among most outstanding of them — Transformation which is on the right, approximately in 3 m over a floor. Slightly higher it is represented Has helped out in Glory, nearby there are two versions of Rise. From the left top frescos has best of all remained Lazar’s Revival more to the right of which are Arrival to Jerusalem and Removal from a cross. On the natural mountain in the north it is possible to behold Sacred in Paradise. If from a razglyadyvaniye of frescos you tyre a neck, always it is possible to admire natural sights of Turkey in the plain below which hardly has very much exchanged since then when in days of glory of Sumela there lived monks and the numerous pilgrims making a trip to Turkey.
Estimate degree in an ancient monastery Could the ordered rounds to Turkey from Arkhangelsk can.