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Through heavy rains the underlying ground and ultimately the sculptures and orthostats slid down the hill, cracking and breaking apart into fragments of different sizes. Some of them were still buried along the slopes; others of the South Gate lay all the way down in the valley below, while some must have disappeared under the alluvial deposit of the valley or in the Kapuz Deresi, a small tributary of the Ceyhan River just below the southern gate, which in the course of centuries must have been changing its bed {pi.

The visitor would have a completely different impression, viewing the monuments in their natural and historical setting, than as blocks o f stone between the four walls o f a central museum. C. Brandi's admonitions to this effect bore their fruit and led to the decision o f setting up an open air museum on the site. The principles for permanent protective shelters were laid down by C. Brandl, a preliminary design was worked out by architect Franco Minissi o f the ICR (Cambel 1993, pis. 55/1—2), the final design created by architect Turgut Cansever {id.

This brought along new problems. Once the road was built, the natural environment, i. e. the forest had to be protected by establishing a national forest park (7715 ha), offices and housing for the foresters, as well as a gendarmerie station for security. Setting up an open air museum in the middle o f nowhere, meant education for the villagers, primary schools for the children, workshops for the craftsmanship training o f the rising new generation, to dispense them from having to cut and burn down the forest for new fields in quest o f a living.

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