Cappadocia became a refuge for early Christians who were fleeing persecution. Notably, in 1 Peter 1:1, the Apostle notes Cappadocia was among the persecuted Christian communities of Asia Minor. By the 4th century, Byzantine monks settled there and began inhabiting the rock-hewn cells.
The monks richly decorated their rock churches with amazing frescoes of Byzantine and Christian history. Thus, Biblical scenes cover the walls and ceilings. Among the paintings is Jesus on the Cross, the Last Supper, the Transfiguration, and more.
MUSEUM OF CHIOS GREEK-TURKISH FRIENDSHIP PROJECT
The Archaeological Museum of Chios is a located on Michalon Street in Chios town, Chios Island, Greece and currently features a collection of antiquities from the Neolithic Era up to the Roman times.
TARSUS-MERSIN REGION EXCAVATION PROJECT