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19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Shoan Temple

This is a Christian cathedral belonging to the historical Alan diocese, built at the end of the 10th century, located on the territory of Karachay-Cherkessia. The church is a domed temple of the type of an inscribed cross and repeats, in some way modifying, the forms of the Northern Zelenchuk Temple.

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Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 08.2021
Photo Location: Russia
Copyright: © Irina Gentosh