The most important wealth of ancient myrtle: Uzuncaburc, Silifke


Mediterranean’s most important ancient cities of Mersin, home of the best preserved historical remains, Silifke’nin are found 30 km north of the town Uzuncaburc. Hellenistic kingdom of Olba is today a place of worship Uzuncaburc, the rule of the Roman Empire in AD 72 became a new site can print their own money.

Our cities, both saddens and amazes me the unknown aspects of our town. It also has a magnificent ancient city that, sad to even know what the citizens of my country. Yet that wealth brings tourism value enough to reconstruct all the locals.

In the city, the Temple of Zeus, horoscopes and pyramidal tomb structure while moving the Hellenistic Age monitors, colonnaded street, theater, ceremonial gate, ancient fountains, Luck Temple and Victory Gate is known as the structures of the Roman period.

Silifke Uzuncaburç AAntik Kenti

  1. Christianity in the region has increased the number of churches in the city from century widespread. establishing dominance in the region after the Byzantine Turks, the city was reached today Uzuncaburc name began to mention the name of the high tower.

Uzuncaburc ancient city of Silifke

Who managed to impress visitors with its rich history and cultural relics Uzuncaburc has many buildings that can be seen in the ancient city.

Gate Ceremony

Uzuncaburç Antik Kenti

Each 1 m wide and 7 m in height crowned with Corinthian column titled ceremony is based on the historic Gate 1 century AD. The door was destroyed half 5 columns still standing. Column console in the body bore statues of the past.

Temple of Zeus

Uzuncaburç Mersin

Art history who managed to print the name of the Temple of Zeus, surrounded on all sides in Anatolia with a single row of 36 columns, Corinthian-style peripteros is known as one of the oldest temples planned. After the ceremony, the Gate of the temple can be seen in the courtyard just to the left of the colonnaded street past the ancient fortress, it is expected to be built by Seleucus Nikator. temple also used by the Romans converted to Christianity during the 5th century church, walled up the doors between the columns added. Timeless temples, Uzuncaburç of the most important structures.

Ancient Fountain

Uzuncaburç Ören Yericolonnaded street

Sutunlu Cadde Uzuncaburc

The colonnaded street in front of the theater, colonnaded streets intersect with another right next to the Temple of Zeus. Chance temple dating back to the street, in the ancient city since the first century AD. Today column can not be seen in the street, most of the architectural fragments that gradually disappeared.

Chances Temple (Tychae I)

Uzuncaburç Şans Tapınağı

Chances Temple, 1 one of the structures made in the second half of the century. Today, standing 5 and 6 on each temple carries m above sea level with Oppius granite column built by the city’s noble wife Kyrie, is known to be a gift to the city.

Victory Gate

Silifke Uzuncaburç

Located north of the Temple of Zeus in the middle of a great Victory Gate, located beside the two small arched entrance. The inscription on the building damaged in the earthquake, the Roman Emperor Arcadius (395-408) and Honorius (395-423) with written was repaired during the rule. Triumphal arch attractive looking building, is known as the Victory Gate. the console in various parts of the door of monumental nature is clear where statues and busts of the past.


Uzuncaburç, Tiyatro

theater performed utilizing the terrain, the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180) and Lucius Verus (161-169) dates back to the period with management. Pit seating places in the theater built on the land benefiting from this slope. The theater can accommodate those who want to step back in time in the ancient city, ideal for breathing.

Hellenistic mausoleum

Olba or Seleucid kingdom, which is estimated to be one of the directors of the Hellenistic mausoleum, the 2,300-year history. one feature of which is the tomb architecture in the region of Dor form, pyramidal roof, 15 meters high and consists of a square plan of 5.5 m to 5.5 m in size.

Hellenistic High Tower

Where people took shelter in immediate danger and was built as a safe area which is protected by high tower in the city treasury Hellenistic rulers living areas are also available. 23 Is not no mortar used in the construction of the tower height emerges asan interesting feature. The 2nd half of the 3rd century BC tower has been renovatedfrom time to time it was built by Tarkyares. This tower is inspired by the emblem on themoney, the main source of Uzuncaburc name.


Olba Antik Kenti, Uzuncaburc

The number of churches in the area together with the spread of Christianity in the increase occurred. After the 5th century church converted into a temple of Zeus, it made more 3 churches. These towers near Stefanos Church, whether known necropolis in the graveyard next to the church and the chapel were also present to reach a lot of theater trace of them.


Nekropol, Uzuncaburç

north of the city in the valley of the necropolis founded two different slopes, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods used as a cemetery. traces of rock carvings found in the area where many of the graves can still be seen.

Among the most important places to visit in Mersin Uzuncaburc known as the ancient city, in the area close to showing the star will shine together in the future with the right publicity strategy. Rich in history and ruled this city in Anatolia managed to impress the visitors with cultural carries traces of civilization.


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