Sille Caybasi Mosque
Sille Subaşı Mh., 42240 Selçuklu/Konya, Turkey
A view from the rocksLike many areas in south central Turkey, there are copious amounts of ancient rock dwellings that hold enormous amounts of stories. In Sille, a 20-minute drive from the city center of Konya, we came across one such dwelling with a story. Apparently, we were standing in a king's prison, fire marks on the walls where the prisoners were burned and even "security posts" on the floor where they kept scorpions and snakes to prevent fleeing captives. At least that's what our 15-year-old guide Mehmet Ali told us. The only thing for sure is that the prison has a great view of the town.