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Walking on, at the entrance to the Open Air Museum in Goreme, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1984 and the rest of Cappadocia a World Heritage Site since 1985.

What I read: the rocks here are volcanic, called tufa, (certainly different from the black volcanic rock I'm used to) and all these shapes are the result of erosion by wind, snow, and rain. The tufa is soft which makes for easy tunneling, the surfaces hardening when exposed to air "and various accidents of history meant that early Christians sought refuge here from Roman persecution and marauding Arabs."
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