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Title: Maritime Testimonies In Eastern Anatolia
Subtitle: Ani And Doǧubayazit
Author(s): MEINARDUS, Otto F.A.
Journal: Revue des Études Arméniennes
Volume: 26 Date: 1996-1997
In previous essays I have called attention to the widespread late medieval practice of scratching the contours of ships into the plaster of the walls of churches and monasteries as well as in secular buildings, in baths and Castles in Anatolia. For this study I have selected two sites which I visited in August 1992. One site is strictly religious, the former Armenian churches of Ani. The other one is a secular site, the late 17th century Ishaq Pasha palace near Doǧubayazit. In both instances, these Eastern Anatolian sites in question are many miles distant from the nearest shores of the Black Sea.