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FIG.

10: Elevation E
Kalas, Veronica. The 2004 Survey of the Byzantine Settlement at Selime- Yaprakhisar in the Peristrema Valley, Cappadocia.

FIG.11: Elevation F
Kalas, Veronica. The 2004 Survey of the Byzantine Settlement at Selime- Yaprakhisar in the Peristrema Valley, Cappadocia.

The hall adjacent to the church is defined by a 16.5 meters long, 6 meters wide and 7.5 meters high space. The
second hall is furthermore characterized by a tunnel vault ceiling which increased the volume of the space
considerably (Fig. 9). This space reveals the tallest entrance aperture with a height of 10 meters. The aperture
implicates an arched window above in order to maximize light penetration (Fig. 10). The hall was used for important
reception events and dining purposes. Additionally, this hall showcases an impressive threshold to the second
portion of the hall and an orderly blind arcade on the raised section of the hall (Fig.11). 20

Despite the fact that Cappadocian rock-cut dwellings share the reputation of being haphazardly formed, significant
details and an overall careful complex organization show the humble complexity of these architectural spaces. 21.
Several rooms express impressive barrel-vaults ceilings, blind niches, moldings and arcades which could almost
remind us of the Romanesque medieval architecture.

                                                            
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Kalas, Veronica. The 2004 Survey of the Byzantine Settlement at Selime- Yaprakhisar in the Peristrema Valley, Cappadocia. Dumbarton
Oaks Papers ed. Vol. Number Sixty, 2006. Harvard University Press: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection;, 2007. 271-293.,
p.285
21
Ibid, p.278

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