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Largest cave-dwelling complexes

01 Kasım 2017 Travel

Cappadocia, with it’s deep valleys and fairy chimneys surrounded by mountain ridges was originally formed by massive volcanic eruptions that covered the area in a thick ash. That ash then solidified into a soft rock called tuff which was then eroded by wind and water for centuries leaving behind the interesting rock formations that we see today. In the 4th century it is believed that small anchorite communities saw the honeycombed rock formations and determined to begin inhabiting them be it for protection from the elements or from warring neighbors. In the present day they are the most striking and largest cave-dwelling complexes in the world.