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Location: Turkey         Length: 5 min

This documentary highlights Cappadocia, the high plateau region of Central Anatolia in Turkey’s heartland. Settled for over 8 millennia, this region features dramatic volcanic landscapes and many caves used in ancient times. The vast array of heritage sites includes Göreme with its rock houses and open air museum, Medieval fortresses, Christian underground cities of the 7th and 8th centuries, and fortified caravansarais along the silk road. Cappadocia illustrates the rich history of early Christians, Sufi mystics, and the Seljuk Turk empire.

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Produced in 2009 by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Cappadocia (Wikipedia)

Caravansarais (Wikipedia)

Derinkuyu Underground City (Wikipedia)

Göreme Open Air Museum (UNESCO)

Göreme Open Air Museum (cappadociaturkey.net)

Mawlawi Order or Whirling Dervishes (Wikipedia)

Shrine of Rumi, Konya, Turkey (Sacredsites.com)

Underground Cities, Cappadocia, Turkey (Cappadociaturkey.net)