Balikli Gol … A sacred lake with thousands of sacred carp and a biblical history … Atlas Obsc…

Balikli GolA sacred lake with thousands of sacred carp and a biblical historyAtlas Obscura – "Legend has it that Abraham was born and raised here, and that he incurred the wrath of King Nimrod when he not only declared war on idolatry but also won the heart of the king's daughter, Zeliha. Nimrod sentenced Abraham to death, and a huge pyre was built in the middle of the city. Miraculously, just as Abraham was tossed into the fire, the flames were transformed into water and the logs into fish. Since then, the Pool of Abraham and the carp that live in it have been considered sacred …" more: http://atlasobscura.com/place/balikli-gol

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