Strange Rock Formations Around the World
There is no doubt that our planet is an astoundingly beautiful place. We still have the opportunity to conserve the resources we have left. This generation cares. Care is good, but action is better. The places featured above are examples of the majesty and mystery of our Earth. We need to do all we can to protect what is ours.
- Cappadocia, Turkey
- Stone Forest National Park, Yunnan, China
- Gibson Steps (12 Apostles), Great Ocean Road, Australia
- Bryce Canyon, Utah
- Ko Tapu Island, Thailand
- Giant’s Causeway, Ireland
- Mono Lake, California
The Ancient Rock-Cut Tombs of Myra’s Lycian Necropolis
The ancient town of Myra in Turkey may sound familiar to you, because St. Nicholas (one of the Santa Claus origins) was the bishop of Myra. Another claim to fame for the region is the many ancient ruins one can see there.
Perhaps most striking of all the ancient ruins in Myra are the rock-cut tombs of the ancient Lycian necropolis. Two burial sites, the river necropolis and ocean necropolis, with frontages resembling classical temples, are hewn from the cliffs towering above the town.
You can imagine the years of work that went into carving these tombs out of the cliff faces.