Thursday, June 27, 2013

cave of the centaur

On the side of one of the roads that lead to Balıklı Göl, are a series of caves that date back to the time of Alexander the Great. I was told that these caves were part of a necropolis for the Greek city of Edessa, which is current day Ufa— but I can't remember anything else, and I can't seem to find much information on them either.  This particular cave had a beautifully carved centaur with a fish tail on one of the back walls, and though it was badly worn, you could make out some of the carefully sculpted muscles and fish scales.

Rumours are that the caves will be preserved and turned into a centre for arts and culture, which could be very interesting.

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