so remote that the Christian Greeks of Ortakieui have no traditions
concerning it. Chapels are numerous, in some of which may still be
seen pictures of Byzantine Saints, with inscriptions just like those
common in orthodox churches of to-day. Among the Saints depicted
are Sepyios, Ba^os, MepKovpLos (see Nos. 258 and 261). In the floor
of the chapels graves were cut, in some of which we found human
skeletons. Indeed, such tombs are frequent in the dwellings them-
selves, so that, as Hamilton remarks, the people lived in the same
room with their pigeons and their dead. Innumerable pigeons live
in the rock-cut dwellings both of Soghanlli Dere and Udjessar. At
the latter place the villagers pay great attention to them and use
them for food.
In a niche in a chapel. Copy.
Soglianlii Dcre. In a niche as above. Copy.
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