Saturday, October 17, 2009

PETITION: Save the medieval church of Oshki! (

Until Now: 1,422 Signatures ...

Target: The Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ertugrul Gunay
Sponsored by:
Friends of the architectural heritage of Tao-Klarjeti

The aim of our petition is to bring the alarming state of conservation of the tenth-century Georgian church of Oshki, located in the village of Camliyamac in northeastern Turkey, to the attention of the responsible Turkish authorities. Oshki is one of the most important medieval architectural monuments of Turkey, and everything possible should be done to secure this building for future generations.

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Photo by World Monuments Fund
NE Turkey, Erzurum Province, Uzundere District, Village of Camliyamac: 10th C Georgian Church of Oshki, Deesis Composition with Donor Figures on South Facade with recent damages (in late Sept. 2009, the relief sculpture of Christ has fallen down from its original position on the south facade)

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