Into Turkey– Part Twenty

Into Turkey– Part Twenty December 6, 2022

Tombs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, there are even double decker tombs when a family only had entitlement to a small piece of land for burial…

There were Jewish tombs with the sign of the menorah carved into the lintel…

Even in the city of the dead, there were signs of life…

There were house shaped tombs, or mausoleums….

These tend to have benches inside to lay the coffins on…

Some even have two floors worth of coffin shelves..

Here’s the view from inside looking out….

Here’s an original door….

A few of these tombs still have inscriptions on them… the one below seems to have been done by an amateur not a professional inscriber…

To me some of the most interesting tombs are the tumuli, or round shaped tombs which tend to be the oldest ones…


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