Derinkuyu Monastery

Within Derinkuyu there is a monastery which is said to be the first lunatic asylum in the world.

Two Christians, Ayanaryeros and Ayaso-zori, who lived in Derinkuyu before the time of the Turkish Republic, restored this monastery. Inside we see various artifacts, a dispensary, a cell for holy water, places were lunatics were tied, and rooms where people were given information concerning the treatment of the patients.

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