12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Culture and the Arts
The giving tree

In the picture is a sacred tree above the small underground complex of chamber tombs,from the Hellenistic period,which was used as a Christian catacomb in second century.According to tradition,tree is believed to cure whoever hangs a personal votive offering on its branches.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Paphos, Cyprus
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
Copyright: © Jelena Gvozden