Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Churches and turbidites

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Deep-water channel complex successions make great hosts for stone-carved churches -- something I found out during one summer of field work in the Southern Carpathians of Romania.

This little church in the village of Corbi (another photo can be viewed here) is carved in sandstone deposited about 29 million years ago by submarine gravity flows, which means that 29 million years ago this locality was under about 500m of water -- neat!

The villagers still use it for religious ceremonies during important Christian holidays and to celebrate important events in the life of the community, like weddings and funerals. The interior is nice and clean and the simplicity reminds me of my grandmother's house in the NE Romania.

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