Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Holy carp, Batman!

Thursday 29 April 2010

The most famous sight in Urfa - the pool of holy carp.

Local legend has it that Abraham was sentenced to be burnt to death for destroying pagan idols. However, when they went to burn him, Abraham was thrown into the air and landed in a bed of roses. The fire was all turned into water and the coals into fish.

These are the descendants of those fish, supposedly, and are considered sacred.

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