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Alacahöyük Stonework

By nonur  
Thank you again folks for congratulating me with your kind words for my exhibition!

These are the examples of the art of masonry of Alacahöyük. V1, V2 and V4 belong to the city fortification walls by the gate and they were taken from the inside. The interesting layering was made to make the city walls strong against earthquakes. V3 and V5 are from the inner walls. The last one shows a student drawing them. She added a woman from the period to her picture of the wall and she made it well.

Tags: Photo journalism Turkey Walls City walls Çorum Alacahöyük

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User_Removed 17 386 2 United Kingdom
25 May 2013 7:53AM
All with excellent detail, love V5. Smile

Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
25 May 2013 7:57AM
V1 and V4 are really showing their ancient skills and excellence off Nezih !! Amazing how they shaped the rocks !!
widtink 9 406 2 Scotland
25 May 2013 8:04AM
Always amazes me , this is outstanding work , the fotaes no bad either Wink

ColleenA Plus
9 502 8 Australia
25 May 2013 8:10AM
Great set of images, love all the detailGrinGrinGrin
netta1234 10 382 2 Wales
25 May 2013 8:25AM
All these are brilliant with lovely shaped stonesSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Kurt42 19 2.9k 1 United Kingdom
25 May 2013 8:28AM
Nice set.
Interesting set of stones.. I like V3....
morpheus1955 15 3 2 United Kingdom
25 May 2013 8:51AM
Excellent series of images, beautifully captured and presented

cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
25 May 2013 9:04AM
fine set...V6 for me GrinGrin
Jocelia 10 2 1 Australia
25 May 2013 10:30AM
Great set and a lot of work gone into building these walls
Unusual captures,V1and 2 for my choice…..GrinGrinGrin
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
25 May 2013 10:34AM
Great texture in v1
25 May 2013 10:48AM
a beautiful set of six images,lovely stone work amazing.

Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
25 May 2013 11:05AM
I love the interlocking of the stones and the colour in V1.
V5 portrays the wall very well an dlooks good with the tree in /b/g.
I like V6 also with the student with her hat and that splash of red beside her.
SlowSong Plus
13 10.3k 30 England
25 May 2013 11:20AM
What excellent fitted stones. True skill.
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
25 May 2013 1:11PM
A great series of images, it never ceases to amazeing me the way the stones were worked to such close tolerances, V1 and V4 for me.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
25 May 2013 1:15PM
I love the detail lines, textures and colours, Nezih. The specially-shaped stones are works of art in themselves.
It is interesting and in a way reassuring to see the 'ordinary' modern houses adjacent to the ancient stonework in V6: the ancients chose their site well and there has been no reason to change it since!
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2519 United Kingdom
25 May 2013 1:37PM
The technique involved in Vs 1, 2 & 4 is amazing. Three-dimensional jigsaw puzzles.
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
25 May 2013 2:16PM
The interlocking stonework indicates impressive capabilities of those early craftsmen: very good documentary set.
johnke Plus
9 232 17 England
25 May 2013 2:59PM
Fantastic detail in every image Nezih, fantastic to see this type of stone work and hasn't it lasted through the age's, Great Images...John
boov 9 2 United Kingdom
25 May 2013 4:20PM
Super set
GBauer 10 Venezuela
25 May 2013 5:41PM
Una textura interesante..
bobsblues 12 10 2 United Kingdom
26 May 2013 6:51AM
Good tones and textures Nezih geat set.
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
26 May 2013 2:27PM
I've never seen anything like v1,v2 and v4
Wonderful shapes and texture SmileSmile
213hardy 13 719 England
26 May 2013 9:25PM
Beautiful stone work, but V6 takes it for me, Nezih.

Great work

nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
26 May 2013 10:13PM
Thank you all, folks!
Rende 15 38 4 Netherlands
27 May 2013 10:28AM
Awesome and amazing! I wouldn't like to try to find a stonemason who can do that now.
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
27 May 2013 10:50AM
Thanks, Rende!

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