Kurşunlu Monastery: A home for early Christians

We know that early Christians faced torture and violence by the pagan Roman Empire. So early Christian communities had to hide from Roman Empire’s authorities. They built underground cities and settlement areas to high territory for this purpose. We are visiting one of those places;

A monastery that was built on high territory was one of the important religious center for Christians. Building one on high territory provided security for this community. This monastery was built as complex to provide a living area for the community. It is thought that it was built before 7th century AD. The social events and religious stories were described on walls of complex. After the acceptance of Christianity, this complex turned into a holy place.

It is located in Kuşadası county of Aydın province. It is one of the most important praying facilities of early Christians.


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