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Prophet Elias, old Church in Smyrna

Friday, 23 August 2013

Τhe orthodox church of Prophet Elias in Izmir Turkey


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The demolition of the orthodox church of Prophet Elias in Izmir Turkey will happen in a matter of days.

Although the plans for the construction of the new motorway showed that the historic church would be spared, news coming from Turkey are very bad. Prophet Elias, a 19th century orthodox church appearing in hundreds of postcards, built at a prominent place overlooking the St. Anne's valley, after 1922 survived almost intact because it was located inside a military zone. Not anymore. It will be knocked down within a few days and this will happen during our lifetime.

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