Born November 7, 1971(1971-11-07)
Died June 25, 2005 (aged 33)
Occupation(s) Singer, Song-writer
Years active 1992 – 2005
Laz people in 1900s
The Laz (Lazi (ლაზი) or Lazepe (ლაზეფე) in Laz, Lazlar in Turkish, Lazi (ლაზი) or Č’ani (ჭანი) in Georgian) are an ethnic group who live primarily on the Black Sea coastal regions of Turkey and Georgia.
Exterior of the restored house now serving as a chapel
The House of the Virgin Mary (Turkish: Meryemana or Meryem Ana Evi, “Mother Mary’s House”) is a Christian and Muslim shrine located on Mt. Koressos (Turkish: Bülbüldağı, “Mount Nightingale”) in the vicinity of Ephesus, in modern-day Turkey (7 km from Selçuk).
It is believed by many Christians and Muslims that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was taken to this stone house by Saint John and lived there until her Assumption into Heaven according to many Catholics, or the Dormition according to the Orthodox.
The peaceful site is sacred to both Christians and Muslims, and is visited by many tourists and pilgrims.