National Geographic : 1919 Apr
THE NATIVES OF THIS REGION ARE STILL TROGLODYTES: VILLAGE OF MIARTCHAN (SEE ALSO PAGES 303, 308) But if we leave out of consideration the fact that their dwellings are at least partially underground, they differ inhabits and customs inno whit from the ordinary Turkish villagers with ordinary humdrum surroundings. Frequently the front, orfacade, ofthe house alone isconstructed from blocks of the easily quarried pumice-stone, while all the rest of the abode is subterranean. This fact iswell illustrated bythis photograph (see also pages 314, 315). What appear to be complete houses here are really only facades. On the left one can see that the great cone (originally a Greek temple, as the gable indicates) forms one house with the builded annex.