Nar Lake (Nar Gölü or Pomegranite Lake) is a volcanic crater lake about 36 km southeast of Aksaray in Cappadocia. It is about 12 km northwest of Nazianzos, best known as the seat of fourth-century bishop Gregory of Nazianzos, one of the Cappadocian Fathers. An extensive study of the lake’s sediments and pollen in 2008 revealed cultural continuity even during times of social turmoil.
Reference: England, Ann, Warren J. Eastwood, C. Neil Roberts, Rebecca Turner and John F. Haldon, “Historical landscape change in Cappadocia (central Turkey): a palaeoecological investigation of annually laminated sediments from Nar lake.” The Holocene 18, no 8 (December 2008): 1229-1245. DOI: 10.1177/0959683608096598