Ancient city of Diocaesarea-Olba, Mersin

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  • This is really my third visit of Diocaesarea Olba. With my first and second too-short-visit, finally I was able to spend some more time in this ancient city Personally I understand there are "two...  more »
  • Remnants of an aquaduct are visible half an hour earlier as you wind up the narrow road from the highway. The part I found has no fence, no guard, no tourists, no gift shop. No hassles,. Loved it.  more »
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  • Four kilometers from the tower of Uzuncaburç there are still ruins of the ancient kingdom. The entrance wall is the most attractive. Everything else is sarcophagi with the covers and cave monasteries. Around deserted and you are provided to yourself. You can walk deep into the gorge, along the way looking at what is left of the once blossoming kingdom. The entrance wall proved to be destroyed by the aqueduct:). And I thought why such a high arch for the gate...
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  • The most important and best preserved historical ruins of Mersin are located in uzuncaburç, 30 km north of Silifke. The present-day Uzuncaburç settlement, which was the place of worship of the Kingdom of Olba in the Hellenistic era 4 km east of Uzuncaburç (ura), was founded in 72 A.D. by The Roman Empire, when emperor Vespasianus left Olba and left Dioacaesarea (God-Emperor City) autonomous, a new site that can print money in its name. The Temple of Zeus in Diocaesarea, the mausoleum with the zodiac sign and pyramid roof, the Selefkos, or Hellenistic; columned streets, theatres, ceremonial gates, fountains, temples of chance and victory gate are buildings dating back to the Roman period. With the development of Christianity in the region in the V century, the Temple of Zeus was converted into a church and new churches were built. After the Byzantine period, the Anatolian Turks named it "Uzuncaburç" by naming it the high sign, which is the symbol of the city.
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