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A City made of Ash.

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posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 11:32 AM
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A place that I wouldn't mind growing up in.


Tucked away in the northwest corner of Iran is the quaint and mysterious thirteenth century village of Kandovan. Located in Iran's East Azerbaijan Province, Kandovan is 60 km south of the provincial capital Tabriz in Osku county.



What makes Kandovan village so unique is that many of its homes have been made in caves located in cone-shaped, naturally formed compressed volcanic ash formations that make the landscape look like a gigantic termite colony.










I wouldn't mind living there. Looks peaceful.

The Kandova Village is approximately 700 years old which was said by the people who live there. And was also inhabited by people fleeing from a Mongolian Army, and used as a place to hid.

Check out more of the photos; The Heritage Institute




posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 11:36 AM
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That is very interesting, I have never seen anything similar to that. Thank you very much for showing this.



posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 11:36 AM
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Reminds me of something out of Star Wars. Tatooine maybe? simply amazing



posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 11:37 AM
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The nerd in me is screaming at me to say this ... It looks like a place where you would find a young jedi named Anakin Skywalker... Do they hold pod races? Where are all the robots and spaceships? I would love to see someone in a darth vader costume.


Really cool find though the architecture is so unique.



posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 11:38 AM
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Originally posted by The Endtime Warrior
Reminds me of something out of Star Wars. Tatooine maybe? simply amazing
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Hah, I was thinking the exact same thing when I seen it. Even though i've never seen the movie's.



posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 11:53 AM
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How weird--I honestly thought of Star Wars too. Strange we all did.

It also remind me of a place in Turkey where very old caves are carved out in the rocks and still used as homes.
Neat find.



posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 11:59 AM
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I'm sure some one recently posted a very similar village in afghanistan here on ATS it's beautiful. i agree it looks like something from star wars.
p.s there will be a few more city's made of ash in Iran if or governments have there way and they wont be the pretty kind



posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 11:59 AM
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A couple photos from Cappadocia, Turkey





posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 12:14 PM
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Thats for sharing those. Thats just amazing how they are shaped. Wonder how many places are out there like these.



posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 12:14 PM
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Absolutely amazing, great find. I can. just picture US troops using them for target practice.



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 02:02 AM
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Originally posted by The Djin
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Absolutely amazing, great find. I can. just picture US troops using them for target practice.


Yeah it is amazing isn't it? But I don't think using them for "target practice" is. Nature created those



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