Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Abraham's cave

Wednesday 28 April 2010

This is the cave where Abraham (yes, the one from the Bible) was born. You can go in and collect spring water and pray inside.

As you can see from the gender separation still visible in this photo, there is one side for men and one for women, walled off so you can't see each other. When I went in, the women's side was absolutely packed, though Ryan said the men's was almost empty.

You can also see a lot of women here wearing lilac headscarves. All the Kurdish women here in Urfa wear that color - it almost feels like a uniform.

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