Sahabettin Ozturk

Abstracts

2 A General Review of Çarpanak Church

Authors: Soner Guler, Muhammet Kurucu, Sahabettin Ozturk

Abstract:

Çarpanak church is one of the well-known churches in the eastern part of Turkey. It is located on Çarpanak island of Van city. Çarpanak Church was built in the 6th. century and then restored in 1462 year. After an earthquake in 1703 year, the church was again restored between 1712 and 1720 years. In spite of some parts of Çarpanak church have been destroyed by natural disasters, it has survived until today without total collapse. In this study, present condition of Çarpanak church is introduced and evaluated briefly.

Keywords: Earthquake, Restoration, Van city, Çarpanak church

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1 A General Assessment of Varagavank Monastery in Van City

Authors: Soner Guler, Muhammet Kurucu, Sahabettin Ozturk

Abstract:

Varagavank monastery is one of the most important symbols of Van city. In time, because of it hosted sacred memories, Varagavank monastery has become a great place with additional churches and chapels. A large part of contemporary spaces in the main building of the Varagavank monastery are now under ground. In addition to this, many parts of this structure have been destroyed by humanity and natural disasters. In this study, present condition of the Varagavank monastery are observed and debated in detail.

Keywords: natural disasters, Van city, seven churches, chapel

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