Karanlik Kilise, (Dark Church), Cappadocia, Turkey, Goreme Open Air Museum

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From Open Air Museum Placard:

From Open Air Museum Placard: "To the north, a winding stairway leads into the rectangular, barrel vaulted narthex of the dark church. This church has a cruciform plan, the arms of which are cross vaulted. There is a center dome, with four columns and three apses. This church gets its name from the tiny window in the narthex which only allows a small amount of light in. Due to the abscence of light the colours of the frescoes are still livid. The church and the narthex are richly decorated in scenes from the bible and the story of Jesus. As in Elmali (Apple) and Carikli Churches there are also scenes from the old testament. The Church dates back to the end of the 12th and beginning of the 13th centuries. Scenes: Deesis, Annunciation, Journey to Bethlehem, Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Baptism, Raising of Lazarus, Transfig"uration, Entry into Jerusalem, Last Supper, Betrayal of Judas, Way of the Cross Crucifixion, Anastasis, Women at the Tomb, Blessing and Mission of the Apostles, Ascension, Hospitality of Prophet Abraham, Three young men in the fiery furnace and portraits of the Saints."