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The incredibly unique landscape of Cappadocia, in central Turkey. Created 60 million years ago by three neighboring volcanoes, the compacted ash created rock, called tufa, that has been slowly eroded by wind, rain, snow and rivers. The easily carvable rock was home to over 3000 cave dwellings, churches and monasteries.

The incredibly unique landscape of Cappadocia, in central Turkey. Created 60 million years ago by three neighboring volcanoes, the compacted ash created rock, called tufa, that has been slowly eroded by wind, rain, snow and rivers. The easily carvable rock was home to over 3000 cave dwellings, churches and monasteries.

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