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It is hard to imagine that this place on the western shore of Lake Van was once a vibrant stopping point on the roads to Baghdad and Samarkand but its extraordinary 12th-15th century cemetery tells the story. In Cornucopia 54 Brian McKee describes the intimacy of their descriptions and shows their funerary art that has captivated two generations of a family of scholars. McKee captures life today in Ahlat with pictures of sheep-shearing and of women beating the wool in the lake to bleach it and remove the lanolin.
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