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Aphrodisias of Cilicia

Aphrodisias of Cilicia is the name given to the ruins of an ancient port city in Mersin Province, Turkey.

Geography

Aphrodisias is situated on Cape Tisan near the town of Yeşilovacık in the rural area of Silifke district which itself is a part of Mersin Province. The ancient name of this region was Cilicia Trachea ("rugged Cilicia") So it is customary to call the ruins Aphrodisias of Cilicia to distinguish it from the better known Aphrodisias in Aydin Province. The ruins are at the east side of the cape facing Dana Island and Güvercinlik Island. The coordinates of the ruins are The highway distance to is Silifke 50 kilometres (31 mi) and to Mersin is 133 kilometres (83 mi).

History

The foundation date of the ancient settlement is unknown. But it was a port of Austrian Archaeologist Rudolf Heberdey in 1891.[1]

The ruins

There are ruins of a necropol, a cistern, city walls and floor mosaics of a 4th-century church named St.Panteleon (The church was a temple prior to Christianity) . In 1987, Ludwig Budde from Germany published his book St.Pantaleon von Aphrodisias in Kılikien about the church. But most of the mosaics are not unearthed yet.[2]

References

  1. ^ (Turkish)History page
  2. ^ (Turkish)Travelers quide
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