Üçayak Byzantine Church | references
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Close to the ruined church there was a spring of water, but no material remains have been found, which means, that this church was built originally in a completely isolated and remote place.
Regarding the possible function of the twin-church of Üçayak, this article argues for the burial and commemorative functions, which often motivated the double arrangement in Cappadocian rock-cut churches. … The edifice is, namely, arranged as a twin church, which makes it relatively uncommon within the context of Byzantine architecture (fig. 1). […] The visitors mentioned a spring of delicious cold water in the vicinity of the site, but otherwise, all of them recorded the utter isolation of the building with no archaeological traces that would indicate the existence of monastic or residential buildings in its vicinity.