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    The Boatman of Hell

    by iwys Updated Oct 16, 2006

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    The Haron-Cehennem stone relief, also known as the Boatman of Hell, is carved in the mountainside near St. Peter's Church. It was carved, during the reign of Antiochus IV, between 175 and 164 BC, when a plague struck the city and the people started to carve the relief as an offering to the gods. They abandoned the carving when the plague stopped, so it is still incomplete.

    What I could see was the head of a man wearing an Arab headdress. But, some people say they can see the face of the Virgin Mary next to it, so it is sometimes also known as the Haron-Miriam stone relief.

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    on N400/E90 road,around gaziantep....

    by cbeaujean Written Feb 25, 2003

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    drying pistachios

    along main road,drying pistachios....back stage,on hilltop:a roman peristyle...

    sleeping on the roofs,under the moon,to enjoy freshness...

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