Uchisar Historical Background
Favorite thing: From the 5th century on during the Byzantine Period the Uchisar Mountain was used as natural fortress for defense against Persian invaders. As time went on, more and more caves were hollowed out of the soft tuff as the people sought refuge here
After the Byzantine Empire began to decline in Anatolia it was summarily defeated by the Turkish Seljuks in the 11th century. The kale then fell into the hands of the Seljuks who proved to be enlightened rulers.
Uchisar continued to remain intact under later principalities and also under the rule of the far flung and powerful Ottoman Empire.
Uchisar remained unchanged when the Turkish Republic declared by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in 1923 as well.
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- Historical Travel
Fondest memory: It is the best to walk as much as possible in Cappadokia - there are so plenty of lovely little details to be detected.