TR-Journal-Nr-65-Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia

It is thought that the peribacas of the Cappadocia region and the region formed lava and ashes 60 million years ago erciyes, Hasandağı and Güllüdağ erupted in the direction of the predicted and geological information. These soft layers, formed in the form of a flat layer, are mysterious and unique beauty that has been eroded by rain and wind for millions of years.

The human settlement in the Cappadocia region extends to the Paleolithic turn. This land that the Hittites lived became one of the most important centers of Christianity in later periods. The rock carved houses and churches made the region a perfect sanctuary for Christians who fled from the Roman Empire at the time.

The Cappadocia region is an integral part of nature and history. While geographical events form Peribacas, historically people have built carved houses, churches and monasteries on these walls and have been tracing civilizations for thousands of years. The written history of Cappadocia, where human settlements stretch as far as the Paleolithic turn, begins with the Hittites. Cappadocia is one of the most important crossroads of the Silk Road, a trade colony and a commercial and social bridge between countries.

B.C. The collision of the Hittite Empire in the 12th century entered a dark turn in the region. During this period, the Hittite Kingdoms influenced the domination of Assyria and Phrygia in the region, and in the 6th century it was as dignified as Persian occupation.

In the third century, Christianity came to Cappadocia and the region became an educational center and thought to them. Between 303 and 308 the pressure on the Christians increased. However, Cappadocia is an ideal place to protect from repression and spread Christian teaching. Deep valleys and shelters are protected from volcanic soft rocks that provide a safe area for Roman soldiers.