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Artwork of Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a rocky region in Central Anatolia, Turkey. It is home to many large rock formations, as well as underground cities such as Derinkuyu.


During the 4th century BCE, Alexander the Great attempted to subdue the region, but failed due to his lengthy military campaigns. An autonomous and independent kingdom was instead established, led by its own king outside of the Macedonian Empire.[1]

During the early 16th century, Derinkuyu was controlled by the Byzantine Templars as the headquarters for their operations in the Ottoman Empire. Many poor and struggling Byzantines took refuge in Cappadocia after the fall of Constantinople at the hands of the Ottoman Empire.[2]




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